For those interested in donating to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, the following is an in-exhaustive list of agencies and organizations accepting donations.
Before giving money, please visit the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance offers tips on avoiding unscrupulous fund solicitors. Go to Give.org.
- American Red Cross: telephone (800) HELP-NOW, for an English-speaking operator; (800) 257-7575, for a Spanish-speaking operator; and (800) 220-4095, for TDD operator. Or donate online: http://www.redcross.org.
- Feed the Children: http://www.feedthechildren.org/site/PageServer?pagename=usw_hurricane_katrina
- Catholic Charities: http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/news/katrina.cfm
- United Jewish Communities: http://www.ujc.org
- The Salvation Army: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/USNSAHome.htm
- Charity Navigator details charities focused on Hurricane Katrina. http://www.charitynavigator.org/
- GuideStar is a database of charities with a search function: http://www.guidestar.org/