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Helping Hurricane Victims

Donations
  1. Donate or Find Housing (HurricaneHousing.org)
      "Hurricane Katrina has left hundreds of thousands of people homeless. But thousands of people throughout the region are stepping up to offer free shelter to those in need." 9-05

  2. Helping Pet Survivors (Humane Society of America)
      "The Humane Society of the United States is on the ground in the most devastated areas of the Gulf Coast. The animals are counting on us...and we are counting on you." 9-05

  3. Helping Victims (ABC News)
      Provides Web links to agencies involved in helping victims of hurricane Katrina. 8-05

  4. Helping Victims (BBC News)
      Provides Web links to agencies involved in helping victims of hurricane Katrina. Some, such as the American Red Cross, are only taking money donations. Others, such as the Salvation Army, are also asking for volunteer help. 8-05

  5. Helping Victims (NetworkforGood.org)
      Describes organizations accepting donations, by type of help. 9-05

  6. Helping Victims (RedCross.org)
      The American Red Cross is one of the most active organizations helping victims of hurricane Katrina. 8-05

  7. Helping With Long-Term Recovery (BushClintonKatrinaFund.org)
      The Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund "will serve as an umbrella organization for the three special funds established by Governors of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi and will focus on collecting donations to assist in the long-term recovery plan for the states affected by this terrible tragedy." 9-05

Finding Survivors
  1. "Looking For" Posting (MSNBC News)
      Provides a Web site to post information about those you are trying to find. 9-05

  2. "Looking For" and "Safe" Lists (MSNBC News)
      Provides lists of those that are safe and those that others are trying to find. 9-05

  3. "Safe" Postings (MSNBC News)
      Provides a Web site to post information for others that you are safe. 9-05

  4. -Finding Survivors (ABC News)
      "If you are trying to reach missing relatives or friends in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina, the American Red Cross offers some basic guidance:"

      "You can contact the Red Cross directly and inquire about individuals through its "Get Info" hotline: 1-866 GET INFO (1-866-438-4636)." 9-05

  5. Children Seeking Parents, Louisiana (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
      Provides pictures and descriptions of children who were separated from their parents as a result of Katrina. 9-05

  6. Parents Seeking Children, Louisiana (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
      Provides pictures and descriptions of children who were separated from their parents as a result of Katrina. 9-05

Papers
  1. Nations Still Waiting for U.S. to Accept Help (USA Today)
      "Many of the nations offering aid to the United States after Hurricane Katrina including India, South Korea, Japan and Germany said Wednesday they were still waiting to hear back from Washington on whether their donations had been accepted."

      "India, which regularly suffers flooding unleashed by monsoon rains, has a planeload of supplies waiting but nowhere to send it." 9-05

  2. Red Tape for Katrina Assistance (CNN News)
      "Sen. Trent Lott berated both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and his own state's emergency management, MEMA, for being mired in red tape at a time of urgent need given the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina."

      "Lott said he has been trying to get FEMA to send 20,000 trailers 'sitting in Atlanta' to the Mississippi coast, and he urged President Bush during a meeting Monday to intervene. He said FEMA has refused to ship the trailers until contracts are secured." 9-05

  3. Red Tape for Katrina Volunteers (CBS News)
      "From all corners of this country, hundreds of would-be rescuers are wending their way to the beleaguered Gulf Coast in buses, vans and trailers. But government red tape has hampered many who ache to help Katrina's victims."

      "Louisiana's Jefferson Parish is desperate for relief, but parish President Aaron Broussard says officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency turned back three trailer trucks of water, ordered the Coast Guard not to provide emergency diesel fuel and cut emergency power lines."

      "Why? FEMA has not explained. But the outraged Broussard said Sunday on NBC's 'Meet the Press' that the agency needs to bring in all its 'force immediately, without red tape, without bureaucracy, act immediately with common sense and leadership, and save lives.' " 9-05

  4. Thousands Offer Housing (MSNBC News)
      "MoveOn.org Civic Action, which set up HurricaneHousing.org on Thursday, said its Web site listed offers for 50,950 beds on Friday afternoon, and the number was climbing by more than 1,000 per hour." 9-05

  5. Wilson, Johnny - Swimming for Hurricane Victims (CBS News)
      "Going stroke for stroke with two adult swimmers, fourth-grader Johnny Wilson made history as the youngest person to ever swim San Francisco Bay from the legendary Alcatraz prison island in just under two hours."

      "The 1.4 mile swim wasn't just for glory. It was Johnny's idea to raise money for charity $30,000 in all."

      " 'Give it to the Red Cross for Katrina Victims Fund,' Johnny said." 10-05

   
   


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