[Coastal] donations for Katrina - various options

Hillary Greenslade hillaryrg at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 31 10:49:56 PDT 2005

For those interested in contributing to relief funds, here are a few that I've heard of, collected
in common locations.  These agencies will be in your favor for making a donation: 

Fema charity tips: http://www.fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm
FEMA: http://www.fema.gov/

Multiple donation agencies at this link: 

Red Cross: www.redcross.org  or  
American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Call 1-800-HELP NOW 
Salvation Army: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/
Catholic Charities: http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/
SPCA (pets): http://www.la-spca.org/

Gift cards (gas, phone, groceries, Wal-Mart, Target, etc) are being collected by the YMCA, in
conjuntion with radio station KSBJ.  The YMCA doesn't have the information up on their website
yet, but you can find a list of Y's at the radio website, click on the hurricane icon for details
about gift cards:  http://www.ksbj.com/

If you haven't yet hear, those folks in the Superdome are now being transported to the Astrodome
for however long it takes.  

If you end up housing some folks from the affected areas, you maybe interested in some free and
discounted activities and eateries for your guests.  It may help delay the fears and frustrations
for a time, especially if they have kids with them, and the kids are needing a bit or normallcy. 
Found this listing at Channel 13: 

And, if the guests have extended stays, HISD is accepting younger children into their school
systems for the interum: 

Now, back to your regular programming, 

More information about the Coastal mailing list