Hurricane Katrina - Official Information

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    • Phone numbers, URLs, or other contact information for organizations that are helping with the relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina by sending food, supplies, and manpower, providing transportation, shelter, or other services, rescuing people and animals, and the many other ways help is being provided.
    • Phone numbers or URLs for government information related to Hurricane Katrina.
    We know that a number of MacRumors members have been affected by the storm. You can use this information if you want to get help, make a donation, find other ways to volunteer, arrange family contact for those affected, or find other ways to help the relief effort.

    Please: In this thread, post only phone numbers, URLs, e-mail addresses, etc. for government agencies, well-known organizations, or organizations linked to from well-known sources such as major newspapers.

    For general comments and discussion about the storm and its aftermath, to post links to news stories, or to post your personal stories, please click this link for the ongoing discussion thread:
     
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    Adventist Community Services: 1-800-381-7171

    America's Second Harvest: 1-800-344-8070

    AmeriCares

    The Baton Rouge Area Foundation

    B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Fund

    Catholic Charities: 1-800-919-9338

    Christian Disaster Response: 1-941-956-5183 or 1-941-551-9554

    Christian Reformed World Relief Committee: 1-800-848-5818

    Convoy of Hope: 1-417-823-8998

    Church World Service: 1-800-297-1516

    Episcopal Relief & Development: 1-800-334-7626

    FEMA Charity tips

    Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

    Lutheran Disaster Response: 1-800-638-3522

    Mennonite Disaster Service: 1-717-859-2210

    Missing Persons Forum

    Missing Persons Photo Feed

    National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

    Nazarene Disaster Response: 1-888-256-5886

    The Network for Good

    New Orleans Hurricane Fund

    Operation Blessing: 1-800-436-6348

    Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: 1-800-872-3283

    Red Cross
    Red Cross hotline for donations (English): 800-HELP NOW (435-7669)
    Red Cross hotline for donations (Spanish): 800-257-7575
    Red Cross shelter information for Louisiana: 1-800-469-4828

    Salvation Army

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

    United Methodist Committee on Relief: 1-800-554-8583

    United Way

    To search for other non-profits helping with the relief effort: GuideStar

    To evaluate charitable organzations: Charity Navigator
     
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    The British Consulate in Houston is collecting details of any British people who may have been involved - 713-659 6270 (if dialling from UK 001-713-659-6270)

    A UK based helpline has also been set up for worried relatives - 0207 008 0000

    More information and links from the UK Government is on the UK Resilience Website
     
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    http://www.networkforgood.org/ has a page dedicated to Katrina, as well as being a clearinghouse for charitable organizations needing donations and volunteers.
     
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    Will donate as soon as it becomes available for the Dutch iTMS.
    What a great way of doing things...... Gotta love Apple.

    Makes us realize how easy it is for us over here in our mild climate. Yes, we complain about our cold boring sommers, and our warm boring winters, but we really should remember the fact that our "boring climate" in the north-west of Europe gives us safety we take for granted.

    Hang on in there! We are thinking about you.
     
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    Need a place to stay?

    This isn't an "official organization," but I think it's the best place for me to post this. If the mods disagree, that's ok too. :)

    I live in Largo, Florida (on the Gulf side of Tampa) and, having consulted my parents on what we can do to help in addition to donating money, would like to extend an invitation to any MR member who has been displaced by the storm to come stay at our house for as long as necessary. (Families, too!) It's not a mansion, but you'd have a nice-sized room and private bathroom, lots of air conditioning, all the yummy food you want, 3 dogs and 2 cats to entertain you, and a family who truly appreciates the trauma of hurricanes and the joy of Macs. :D And whatever other help we can provide, of course. We're within driving distance of three colleges (U. of South Florida, St. Petersburg College, and Eckerd College), so this might be good for a college student who doesn't want to forfeit the semester.

    If you're interested, or know someone who might be, you can send a PM through here or email home.away.from.home@mac.com.
     
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    Can we donate using our iTunes Gift Cards? If so, I'm going to donate $5. It's better than nothing. My whole family is donating $50 to the Red Cross. Katrina, we don't like you. Anyone heard that they're going to retire the name "Katrina" from the hurricane list?
     
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    Charity Folks are raising money for Katrina victims by auctioning cool celeb related stuff. Money raised goes to the American Red Cross.
     
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    Duff-Man says....perhaps this is borderline but I thought I would post it here anyway - CDBaby (a distributor of independent music) has a page of cd's for sale by independent artists who have all agreed to send *all* profits from these sales to the Red Cross...over 5000 indie artists are participating and there are samples for you to hear of their music. There is stuff here for *everyone's* taste in music - I have bought many cd's from CDBaby and their service is superb and I have discovered music here I would probably never have heard. So here's your chance to get some new music, help the hurricane relief, and support independent music all at the same time....oh yeah!
     
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    Pet Assistance PETsMart is currently raising money through Petsmart Charities to aid in the hurricane Katrina disaster relief for the pets in need. To locate more information on Petsmart Charities, click on the link below:

    http://www.petsmart.com/charities/index.shtml
     
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    Glad to see this thread, and thanks for including ERD . They have already sent fund to the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi to assist in recovery efforts. I think they sent it Monday or Tuesday, which is an amazing pre-response.

    If you can't tell, I'm an Episcopalian. This experience has been moving for many of us who have travelled our state doing youth events and other things hosted by these different Episcopal Churches. Six total church facilities were destroyed, and I had set foot in almost all of them. There's lots of clips from and the Weather Channel from Episcopal Churches who held services on their respective concrete foundations today. I was blessed to have been able to lead Morning Prayer at our small mission church today, as our priest was away on much needed vacation. It was a moving experience talking and praying about all of the victims across the gulf coast.

    Ok thanks for letting me talk. I haven't been on MR in several days and was going through the over 400 threads I haven't seen in that time.

    peace out
     
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    Tulane

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    This is the site for a relief organization affiliated with Tulane University in New Orleans.
     
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    Another way to evaluate charitable organzations: The Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance.

    And, if you are in my neighborhood, stop by the lemonade stand down the street, where two girls are raising money for victims 50 cents at a time.
     
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    If you live near San Diego, the San Diego Jewish Academy is gathering donations. Principal vowed to drive a U-Haul truck to Houston to deliver the stuff we gathered. Well, in 2 days we already have 2 semi-trailors full and a 3rd is a good possibility. Needless to say, he isn't driving those, but he is going along for the ride.

    Drop off your stuff, we're glad to take anything. And double-extra bonus, you may see me! :p
    Linkety to main website, Linkety to the PDF they sent to everyone they knew.

    Thanks everyone!
     
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    Cool update! We have 3 semi's full, a fourth one nearly full, and UPS donated a 767 to fly it all to Houston! For those that don't know, a 767 is a big jet, a widebody. Pretty cool! :D
     
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