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#1 Old 08-30-2005, 04:38 PM
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Please post any links you find regarding relief efforts, ways to donate, etc. for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.



Perhaps we can do a running tally of what VBers have contributed as we did for the tsunami victims.
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#2 Old 08-30-2005, 04:39 PM
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Could a mod stick this to the top for me?
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#3 Old 08-30-2005, 04:45 PM
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Links:

http://www.methodistrelief.org/site/...PHIpE&b=876335



http://www.redcross.org/article/0,10...2_4495,00.html



(The next site doesn't have a link yet for Katrina, but I have heard good things about them.)

http://www.americares.org/domesticrelief/
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Thanks for posting this Tame.
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You are welcome.
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A friend of mine's family friends live in NO and they haven't heard from them yet
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#7 Old 08-30-2005, 09:34 PM
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Call 1-800-HELP-NOW. That number is for Red Cross donantions as well as volunteering your services.
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FT - They've started mandatory evacuations out of NO due to the levee breaks. I'm not sure where they are going to go due to most roads being impassable and most vehicles under water. Heck, they even have all of the prisoners from the prison sitting on I-10 under armed guard. I hope your friends family is OK.
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#9 Old 08-31-2005, 01:06 AM
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It just keeps getting worse.



I considered briefly heading down there with the Red Cross, but my school schedule would be seriously futzed by any long absence. I had to settle for sending a monetary donation.
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Though I haven't seen many calls for it, I think a good way to help would be to donate blood. Not only is there a rise in need for blood transfusions, but many people who would normally donate blood will be unable to do so for quite some time.



I plan on donating blood in the next couple days.
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http://www.kiddlive.com/ You can donate on this website or call 1-800-5433548 right now to donate. 100% of the money goes towards relief.
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#12 Old 08-31-2005, 08:33 AM
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Thanks Veggiegirl.



Good suggestion mikie, and something that may get missed in all of this. I have called my local Red Cross and set up an appointment to donate.
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www.catholiccharitiesusa.org Right under the heading "news" is the link to donate. For any Catholics out there, too, the US Council of Catholic Bishops has asked that every diocese, every parish, take up a collection to go to relief efforts. I think it's supposed to take place this weekend, but I'm not certain, you'll have to check with your church.
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http://www.petco.com



Petco is accepting donations to help the homeless animals.
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This site, Network For Good, has links to Red Cross, Catholic Charities, Humane Soc., United Way, FEMA, and other charities and info.

http://www.networkforgood.org/topics...=CNN&cmpgn=CRS



Thanks Tame & Mikie for some great ideas.
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When I get paid I'll donate something. My aunt and uncle live in Metarie or should I say lived in Metarie. They're staying with my mom in Houston. I can't believe that New Orleans is an island right now. The city is destroyed.

This is worse than I thought. New Orleans will never be the same.
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just sent $30 to humane society disaster relief

I'm singin' here to get rid of fear
Hope it disappears right here with the rain
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Meaningless to pray, so just goin' on my way
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Though I haven't seen many calls for it, I think a good way to help would be to donate blood. Not only is there a rise in need for blood transfusions, but many people who would normally donate blood will be unable to do so for quite some time.



I plan on donating blood in the next couple days.



The local Red Cross representative said they wouldn't be transporting blood because all the the hospitals in the area are shut down. Of course, your local Red Cross always needs blood donations.



http://cryptome.org/kat01/katrina-01.htm
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The local Red Cross representative said they wouldn't be transporting blood because all the the hospitals in the area are shut down. Of course, your local Red Cross always needs blood donations.

How did you phrase your question? I mean, if there are people who need blood, they are going to have to get blood! And it's going to have to come from somewhere. The hospitals in New Orleans are being evacuated, but they're not sending those people home, they're sending to other hospitals that are still open.
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Humane society aid for animals



https://secure.hsus.org/01/disaster_relief_fund_2005?



www.alleycat.org is also helping with the effort. Also to anyone in the area " If you know of cats or a rescue group in need, call Alley Cat Allies at 240-482-1985 or e-mail [email protected]."

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also www.noahswish.com



I hear on the radio this morning that Venezuala (sp?) donated $1 million and Saudie Arabia is opening their reserves for us. I wonder how many other countries are going to help us?
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I'm a big fan of Mercy Corps. I made my donation to them and the HSUS.
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http://www.amazon.com is acting as an intermediary for the American Red Cross. I just donated $100.00.

*this space not for sale*
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Though I haven't seen many calls for it, I think a good way to help would be to donate blood. Not only is there a rise in need for blood transfusions, but many people who would normally donate blood will be unable to do so for quite some time.



I plan on donating blood in the next couple days.



I wish I was able to donate blood.
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http://findkatrina.com/



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#28 Old 09-02-2005, 01:00 AM
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i guess i could announce this here.



i'm putting together a 'Yoga-Thon' to raise money that will be donated to the relief effort. I should have the details in a few days.



But, the basics are this: you come, you donate money, and you do yoga. It's a great way to give and to recieve. The yoga teachers are doing this for free--heck, i may be doing the whole marathon myself (which may be 8 or 12 hours at this point). i'm donating my time and my talents as a teacher to run the 'thon' and i'm hoping that people will come and take the classes, or 'sponsor' me for teaching X number of hours, or 'sponsor' a friend for doing X number of hours, etc.



Anyway, if you're interested, send me a PM so that i can give you the information of who, what, where, when and how as it comes together.
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Hurricane Housing.org - over 22,000 beds volunteered so far

http://www.hurricanehousing.org/?id=...kl3qZsb72oxcpg



North Shore Animal League http://www.nsalamerica.org/ar/index.html



International Fund for Animals (IFAW) https://www.ifaw.org/ifaw/general/de...spx?oid=141400



I'll be on the lookout for more sites.
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Charity Hospital of Louisiana at New Orleans http://partners.guidestar.org/contro...ein=72-6028092



Feed the Children, Inc. http://partners.guidestar.org/contro...ein=73-6108657



Habitat for Humanity http://www.habitat.org/



Louisiana SPCA http://www.la-spca.org/



National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster http://www.nvoad.org/



Salvation Army http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/USNSAHome.htm



Water Missions International http://www.watermissions.org/



Giving blood is a great thing to do, too.



You can donate clothes to most local area churches, as well.



If you're not able to donate money and you're some type of artist, you can go here: http://craftrevolution.com/craftersunited.htm You can donate artwork or other items for sale and the proceeds will go toward the relief effort.
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