Katrina/New Orleans Disaster Relief Aid

Wednesday, August 31, 2005 | 07:43 AM

It appears the damage to New Orleans region is far worse than originally expected. As we did with the Tsunami, here are numerous resources that you may find helpful in keeping informed about the damage, and making donations to help survivors:

1) Relief Organizations

Americares
Known as the most efficient relief charity in the U.S. (and Non-denominational also)
88 Hamilton Avenue, Stamford, CT USA 06902
Toll Free: 1-800-486-HELP (4357) Phone: 01-203-658-9500

American Red Cross
1-800-HELP-NOW
800-435-7669
http://www.redcross.org/
(You can also donate via Amazon.com or the iTunes Music Store)

Salvation Army
1-800-SAL-ARMY
800-725-2769
http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

see below for complete list of charities

2) News Coverage

Yahoo! FULL COVERAGE: Hurricanes & Tropical Storms
http://news.yahoo.com/fc/world/hurricanes_and_tropical_storms

Google Groups katrina relief aid
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&q=katrina+relief+aid&qt_s=Search

The KatrinaHelp Wiki relief page
http://katrinahelp.info/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

3) Weather Related Resources

National Hurricane Center
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Actual Water Level Measurements, at New Orleans, LA
USGS 073802338 IWW @ I-510 Bridge (Paris Rd) http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv/?site_no=073802338

See this Google Map for location:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Paris+Road,+New+Orleans,+LA+70129
&spn=0.217644,0.317677&hl=en

National Weather Service
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/ graphicsversion/bigmain.html

Hydrologic Information Center (river flooding)
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hic /index.html

4) Government Resources

Federal Emergency Management Agency
1-800-621-FEMA
http://www.fema.gov/

City of New Orleans
http://www.cityofno.com/portal.aspx

Louisiana Governor's Office
http://www.gov.state.la.us/

Mississippi Emergency Management
http://www.msema.org/

Louisiana Homeland Security
http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov/

5) State Government Resources

Louisiana Emergency Road Closures
http://www.ohsep.louisiana.gov/evacinfo/rdclosureindex.htm

Mississippi Emergency Road Closures
http://www.gomdot.com/

Alabama Emergency Road Closures
http://www.dot.state.al.us/closures/

Florida Emergency Road Closures
http://www.floridadisaster.org/

New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau Update
http://www.neworleanscvb.com/static/index.cfm/action/group/
contentID/256/sectionID/1/subsectionID/0/


1) Relief Organizations (continued)

American Red Cross
800-HELP NOW, 800-435-7669

America's Second Harvest
800-344-8070

AmeriCares
800-486-HELP

Adventist Community Services
800-381-7171

American Atheists

B'nai B'rith International
888-388-4224

Catholic Charities USA
800-919-9338

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
800-848-5818

Church World Service
800-297-1516

Convoy of Hope
417-823-8998

Disaster Psychiatry Outreach
212-598-9995

Episcopal Relief & Development
800-334-7626

Feed the Children
800-525-7575

Humane Society of the United States
888-259-5431

Islamic Relief
818-238-9520

ICNA Relief
718-658-7028

Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
504-944-7445

Lutheran Disaster Response
800-638-3522

Mennonite Disaster Service
717-859-2210

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Operation Blessing
800-436-6348

Operation USA
800-678-7255

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
800-872-3283

Salvation Army
800-SAL-ARMY or 800-725-2769

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
314-576-3993

Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief
800-462-8657, ext. 6440

United Jewish Communities
877-277-2477

United Methodist Committee on Relief
800-554-8583

United Way
800-272-4630

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Comments

Wow, I have been watching CNN today and I cannot believe how bad the USA is handling the disaster.
Only today the president got the brilliant idea to sent some ships? Wayyy too late. Yesterday we saw people lute in the shops and today reports that the police is out of bullets... why wasnt the army standing by? Both for relief aid and to prevent luting.

Posted by: Thijs | Aug 31, 2005 6:58:06 PM

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