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Old 08-30-05, 10:52 PM   #1
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Info on natural disaster relief organizations

It seems far too often that we have to start up threads like this.

American Red Cross and through Amazon info on "in kind" donations to Red Cross (clothes etc...)

Salvation Army

McCormick Tribune Foundation (for every $1.00 you donate, they will donate $0.50 (up to $1,000,000)

Here's a clearing house for a lot of different charities

eBay's Giving Works charity page

Habitat for Humanity

Catholic Charities USA

Animal related:

Humane Society (they're working to rescue animals and pets affected by the hurricane and also the pets' caregivers)

Noah's Wish (another disaster relief organization for animals) takes PAYPAL

Best Friends (just saw them on Anderson Cooper; They're rescuing dogs out of the water and rescuing them by the truckful!)

PetFinder.com (working on shleters for the pets and also reuniting people with their animals) takes PAYPAL

Houston SPCA

Louisiana SPCA

Supplies/Housing:

Hurrican Housing - A database of available housing for those displaced

Supplies for the displaced: The Houston Food Bank

Homes Available

America's Second Harvest

Post in here if you donate. I think it's the least we can do as we sit by and watch this utter disaster. Also, post other links if anything else worthwhile pops up.

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Old 08-30-05, 10:55 PM   #2
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Gave to the Red Cross 2005 Hurricane fund about an hour ago.
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Old 08-30-05, 11:20 PM   #3
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Gave to the Red Cross 2005 Hurricane fund about an hour ago.
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Old 08-30-05, 11:28 PM   #4
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i'm donating at work. plus, for every dollar my company donates, lowe's is matching...
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Old 08-30-05, 11:51 PM   #5
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I just Gave to the Red Cross 2005 Hurricane fund. It wasn't much but I figured if I could buy some DVD's today that I could contribute to those that are suffering down there... I have been sick all day long seeing all of the news coverage today!
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Old 08-31-05, 07:29 AM   #6
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Just made my donation to the Hurricane fund for the Red Cross.
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Old 08-31-05, 07:35 AM   #7
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Where is the absolute BEST place to donate my money where a sizeable chunk doesn't go to "administration"? I want the people who need the money getting it, not the director of the charity. Is the Red Cross the best place?
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Old 08-31-05, 07:41 AM   #8
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It's hard to say. There is a site that ranks charities for that type of thing. I don't know if it's your speed, but Humane Society is rated among the best on there. And they really need the funds.

Red Cross must be fairly transparent after the whole O'Reilly-Clooney debacle. I'll find the site when I get to work.
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Old 08-31-05, 07:41 AM   #9
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Try www.give.org or www.charitynavigator.org to get an idea of what the various charities are up to.
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Old 08-31-05, 07:46 AM   #10
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Old 08-31-05, 09:12 AM   #11
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Made a donation last night to Hurricane 2005, and will donate blood as soon as they set up a location around here. The Red Cross rep on CNN last night said that's the two things they need most right away.
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Old 08-31-05, 09:33 AM   #12
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If you work for a large (or small) company, be sure and see if they have a program in place to match your donation or part of it. Many companies do this, usually you would check with your HR department.

For my company, it is real easy, just fill out a short form and send it to them. They will make a contribution for the same amount that I do.
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Old 08-31-05, 11:55 AM   #13
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Made a donation to the Hurricane 2005 fund (Red Cross).
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Old 08-31-05, 12:54 PM   #14
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Thought this was as good a place as any to post this article.
Americans Contribute Millions for Relief
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WASHINGTON - Americans are pouring in millions of dollars in donations for disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, rescue organizations said Wednesday.

The Red Cross said it had so far raised $21 million, a figure comparable to the response for tsunami victims following the devastation in Asia earlier this year. Nearly $15 million of that has come from individual donations through its Web site, with the rest representing corporate contributions.

"The outpouring of support has been amazing," said Kara Bunte, a spokeswoman for the Red Cross, which has set up hundreds of shelters for hurricane victims.

"People are now starting to see the images on TV and want to help," she said.

Catholic Charities USA, based in Alexandria, Va., said it has received hundreds of calls in the last few days from volunteers asking how they can help. The group has raised $15,000 through its Web site, but will be stepping up collection efforts at churches in the coming days.

"The response is right up there with the calls we had after 9-11," said spokeswoman Shelley Borysiewicz. "The American public is quite generous and they will rise to the occasion."
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Old 08-31-05, 01:18 PM   #15
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I will probably give to the humane society but the others will have to get by without me.
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Old 08-31-05, 01:22 PM   #16
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Well I tried to donate to the Red Cross online for Hurricane 2005, but they are getting slammed. I got all my info (including CC#) in and hit send. 4 minutes later I got a 404 page. I'll have to wait a few days now to see if it took or not.

I wonder how soon it'll show up on my debit card if it went through...
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Old 08-31-05, 04:47 PM   #17
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http://www.rrmtf.org/mtf/hurricanerelief.htm

for every $1.00 you donate, they will donate $0.50 (up to $1,000,000)
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Old 08-31-05, 04:56 PM   #18
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I wonder how much gas companies will donate. Should be interesting.
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Old 08-31-05, 05:06 PM   #19
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I ended up donating through the Salvation Army link above. I tried the American Red Cross, but had a problem like someone mentioned in an earlier post. I wish I could have given more, I really do, but I think if everyone put a few hundred in, it would do a lot of good. I was happy to do what I could. I hope people don't just think about it, even a little goes a long way if many people act.

I love New Orleans and had already booked a Christmas trip there for this year. I keep hoping for some good news, or at least better news for the wonderful people down there.
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Old 08-31-05, 05:19 PM   #20
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http://www.rrmtf.org/mtf/hurricanerelief.htm

for every $1.00 you donate, they will donate $0.50 (up to $1,000,000)
Added that to the first post, plus Noah's Wish, another animal rescue organization mobilizing in the affected areas.
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Old 08-31-05, 06:02 PM   #21
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I donated to the Red Cross Hurricane 2005 fund.
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Old 08-31-05, 06:55 PM   #22
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Well I tried to donate to the Red Cross online for Hurricane 2005, but they are getting slammed. I got all my info (including CC#) in and hit send. 4 minutes later I got a 404 page. I'll have to wait a few days now to see if it took or not.

I wonder how soon it'll show up on my debit card if it went through...
If you enter your email, they send you an email as soon as the transaction is processed. If you don't get an email within a few minutes, it probably didn't go through.
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Old 08-31-05, 07:00 PM   #23
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If you enter your email, they send you an email as soon as the transaction is processed. If you don't get an email within a few minutes, it probably didn't go through.
Thanks.

I didn't get one, but I'm still gonna wait a few days, because my debit card cannot take two hits right now
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Old 08-31-05, 07:01 PM   #24
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Donated to Tsunami relief so will of course donate to this since it's on home turf.... spent a couple months living in Biloxi, recognize alot of stuff that was destroyed !
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added a link to http://www.networkforgood.org/topics...=CNN&cmpgn=CRS which has links to lots of different charities and other resources.
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