[Coastal] donations for Katrina - various options

jessicad@wt.net jessicad at wt.net
Wed Aug 31 13:07:29 PDT 2005

The web site: http://www.volunteerhouston.org/ is supposed to have more 
information up shortly about how to help at the astrodome.


Quoting Hillary Greenslade <hillaryrg at yahoo.com>:

> Greetings, 
> 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: 
> http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/news/082905_local_donations.html
> Fema charity tips: http://www.fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm
> FEMA: http://www.fema.gov/
> Multiple donation agencies at this link: 
> http://www.networkforgood.org/topics/animal_environ/hurricanes/?
> 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: 
> http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/news/083005_local_entertainmentlist.html
> And, if the guests have extended stays, HISD is accepting younger children
> into their school
> systems for the interum: 
> http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/news/083105_local_hisdhelp.html
> Now, back to your regular programming, 
> Hillary 
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