The American People are quick to point fingers and place blame in any situation, but even more so it seems, when it comes to how local and government officials respond to disaster situations. If we can focus our attention and energy on how to help the victims, who are suffering mentally, physically, financially and spiritually, instead of getting caught up in the media frenzy, perhaps we can make a difference where it matters most.
Below is a list of organizations who are accepting donations for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Any amount you can give, no matter how big or small will be of help and will make a difference.
American Red Cross, 800-HELP NOW (435-7669)
Operation Blessing, 800-436-6348.
America’s Second Harvest, 800-344-8070.
Adventist Community Services, 800-381-7171.
Catholic Charities, USA, 703-549-1390.
Christian Disaster Response, 941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554.
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, 800-848-5818.
Church World Service, 800-297-1516.
Convoy of Hope, 417-823-8998.
Lutheran Disaster Response, 800-638-3522.
Mennonite Disaster Service, 717-859-2210.
Nazarene Disaster Response, 888-256-5886.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, 800-872-3283.
Salvation Army, 800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769).
Southern Baptist Convention — Disaster Relief, 800-462-8657, ext. 6440.
United Methodist Committee on Relief, 800-554-8583.