Hurricane Katrina Relief
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Groups Working on Katrina Relief
When considering sending aid through online donations, please be aware of the group to which you are donating. Under the FEMA listing below, there are guidelines about taking such care.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Bush repsonds to Hurricane Katrina
Business Bureau) Wise Giving Allliance
Tribune Sends money to Hurricane Katrina Relief
National Party: How You Can Help the Relief Effort
Blanco's Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation
affected by Hurricane Katrina.
NPCA Hurricane Katrina Response
In the past week many of you have been very busy responding to the Hurricane Katrina disaster, either as individuals or in concert with other members of our Peace Corps community.
To support the efforts of our community, NPCA has created a page on our Web site dedicated to sharing information about our community's response to Hurricane Katrina. We hope that our Web site can serve as a central point for sharing information specific to the Peace Corps community.Please let your members know that the resources you can find on our Web site are:
We will be continually updating this page as more information becomes available, so be sure to visit it often. Thank you for all you are doing on behalf of those affected by this tragedy. With very best wishes,
Washington State Peace Corps Association,
We are an organization made up of compassionate and bold members. Now is a time for compassion and initiative for the survivors of the disasters in the Gulf State region. Many of us also have an understanding of the plight of refugees, which has been what coastal residents have become.
Because the disaster will have far-reaching and long-lasting effects, we would like to recommend a unified effort by all RPCV groups to support those charities with a direct effect on gulf-state relief. Direct your fund-raising at a particular purpose, charity or region, but think about the long-term.
By November, this disaster will pass out of the minds of most Americans not directly affected, but it will leave a lasting scar through the next year or two, at least. We might think about housing, clothing or children and we should certainly think strategically about what will put people back on their feet as soon as possible. (eg. business, infrastructure, emergency aid agencies.)
Most charities are requesting financial donations rather than goods or clothing. This enables them to use the funds within the communities that are most affected.
According to the Biloxi, Mississippi, Sun*Herald and Knight-Ridder Newspapers, this list (below) is of the charities most directly available to the people of the Southern Mississippi area. It probably also applies to Southern Alabama and Louisiana, as well.
Please let us know what you think. Our regional and local groups are receiving this proposal today and over the next week, as well. * _As Steve Smith of Cincinnati wrote of getting involved with local Red Cross efforts, this is a great oppotunity for us to use our experience and expertise here in the US._*
Thank you, Brian and Karima
Current News on Hurricane Katrina