National Donation, Other Katrina Links

  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1">American Red Cross :  (800) HELP NOW (435-7669) English; In Spanish: (800) 257-7575
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1">America's Second Harvest Food Bank Network where you can donate to the national effort, or chose local foodbanks. (800) 344-8070
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1">Operation Blessing     (800) 436-6348
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1">Salvation Army:     (800) SAL-ARMY (725-2769)
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1">World Vision is responding by shipping emergency supplies and other essential items to children and families in the Gulf Coast region
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1">Former Presidents Bush and Clinton Katrina Fund
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1">Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1">If you are in a position to offer room in your home, a job for victims, clothing or goods, go to http://katrinacentral.com/
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1">Children's Hunger Fund
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1">Noah's Wish pet rescue organization in California has established an animal shelter in Slidell, LA, caring for pets until their owners return
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1">B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Fund
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1">American Jewish Committee's Hurricane Katrina Fund
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1">Catholic Charities: http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1">Episcopal Relief & Development: http://www.er-d.org/
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1">United Jewish Communities Disaster Relief
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1">The Humane Society of the US is working to rescue pets that were left behind or perhaps denied entrance into various shelters.
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l3 level1 lfo1">KatrinaCentral.com is a site with links for offering shelter, jobs, clothing, merchandise, and

Local Help Organizations accepting Donations:

Local Houston organizations accepting donations:
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">Houston Intown Chamber of Commerce, 3015 Richmond Ave., 77098, (713) 524-8000
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 2403 Holcombe Blvd., (713) 741-8234
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">Houston-Area Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals, 900 Portway Drive, SPCA Emergency Pet Hot Line: (713) 802-0555
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">Lakewood Church, 3700 Southwest Freeway, Accepting donations Sept. 1 and 2, (713) 635-4154
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">Impact Houston Church of Christ, 1704 Weber, (832) 641-5900
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">Houston Food Bank, 3811 Eastex Freeway, Houston 77026, 713-223-8700
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l2 level1 lfo3">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:
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l4 level1 lfo5">United Synagogue of Conservative Judasim
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l4 level1 lfo5">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.
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l4 level1 lfo5">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.

Finding Lost Relatives:

  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">www.NOLA.com
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">"I'm Okay" Board - Non-Government site: New Orleans channel 4WWWL-TV posts messages for family members.
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">Yahoo Family Message Boards - Non-government site: Message boards categorized by city, colleges, relief centers, and more.
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">WDSU, New Orleans, LA - Non-government site: More messages for and from missing people.
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">Gulf Coast Survivor-Connector Database - Non-government site: List the person or family you want to find in this interactive database.
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">Safe List of Family Members - Non-government site: CNN's list of people reported safe and their current location.
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">Missing Persons Board - Non-government site: By NowPublic
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">National Registry From MSNBC.com
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">Gulf Coast News
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">Reach Loved Ones -- a forum at the Sun-Herald in Biloxi
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">Craigslist New Orleans Lost and Found
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">Craigslist New Orleans Community
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">Find Katrina
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">CNN's Safe List
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">Hurricane Katrina Refugee Connect
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">Kirschman's Katrina Central
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">Hurricane Katrina Survivors
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">Slidell Sentry-News
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">http://www.al.com/forums/missing/
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">The Weather Channel message board:  http://www.messageboards.weather.com
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">Baton Rouge Area Foundation:  1-800-GET-INFO (438-4636)
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">"Family Links Registry" via www.redcross.org or call 1-877-LOVED-1S to register.
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">American Red Cross Missing Person's Hot Line: (713) 313-1628
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">FEMA Hotline For Evacuees To Find Shelter: (888) 312-4567
  • class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo6">COX Communications has set up hot lines to help locate and verify the safety of employees displaced from the New Orleans area, 1-800-637-3545 (option 7) and is (staffed 24hrs a day).