- American Red Cross : (800) HELP NOW (435-7669) English; In Spanish: (800) 257-7575
- America's Second Harvest Food Bank Network where you can donate to the national effort, or chose local foodbanks. (800) 344-8070
- Operation Blessing (800) 436-6348
- Salvation Army: (800) SAL-ARMY (725-2769)
- World Vision is responding by shipping emergency supplies and other essential items to children and families in the Gulf Coast region
- Former Presidents Bush and Clinton Katrina Fund
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- If you are in a position to offer room in your home, a job for victims, clothing or goods, go to http://katrinacentral.com/
- Children's Hunger Fund
- Noah's Wish pet rescue organization in California has established an animal shelter in Slidell, LA, caring for pets until their owners return
- B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Fund
- American Jewish Committee's Hurricane Katrina Fund
- Catholic Charities: http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/
- Episcopal Relief & Development: http://www.er-d.org/
- United Jewish Communities Disaster Relief
- The Humane Society of the US is working to rescue pets that were left behind or perhaps denied entrance into various shelters.
- KatrinaCentral.com is a site with links for offering shelter, jobs, clothing, merchandise, and
Local Help Organizations accepting Donations:
Local Houston organizations accepting donations:
- Houston Intown Chamber of Commerce, 3015 Richmond Ave., 77098, (713) 524-8000
- Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 2403 Holcombe Blvd., (713) 741-8234
- Houston-Area Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals, 900 Portway Drive, SPCA Emergency Pet Hot Line: (713) 802-0555
- Lakewood Church, 3700 Southwest Freeway, Accepting donations Sept. 1 and 2, (713) 635-4154
- Impact Houston Church of Christ, 1704 Weber, (832) 641-5900
- Houston Food Bank, 3811 Eastex Freeway, Houston 77026, 713-223-8700
- Evacuees at the Astrodome can receive mail at this address: Evacuee's Name, General Delivery, Houston, TX 77230. Make sure to include the evacuee's name.
Local New Orleans and Louisiana organizations accepting donations:
Local Biloxi and Mississippi organizations accepting donations:
- United Synagogue of Conservative Judasim
- NAACP Disaster Relief Command Center accepts donations. Checks can be made out to the NAACP Disaster Relief Fund and mailed to the following address: NAACP Disaster Relief Fund, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215. For more information about the relief fund, call: 1-866-997-2227.
- Birmingham American Red Cross. Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex shelter residents need pre-paid telephone calling cards. Drop off at the BJCC, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Birmingham or mail to headquarters at 950 22nd St. North, Suite 750, Birmingham, AL, 35203.
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