After Katrina

Disaster relief agencies

A list of some worthwhile disaster relief agencies:

Network for Good (www.networkforgood.org) is a nonprofit that guides you to a number of disaster relief charities, including the United Way in Louisiana.

Noah's Wish (www.noahswish.org) This group rescues animals caught in disasters. 530-622-9313.

AmeriCares Foundation (www.americares.org) Thirty percent of this wide-ranging charity's budget goes to disaster relief. 800-486-4357.

Feed the Children (www.feedthechildren.org) 800-525-7575.

American Kidney Fund (www.kidneyfund.org) Provides emergency help for those with kidney ailments or needing dialysis. 800-638-8299.

Catholic Charities (www.catholiccharitiesusa.org) Operates in parishes throughout the affected states. 800-919-9338.

America's Second Harvest (www.secondharvest.org) Its website promises that 100 percent of donations will go to Hurricane Katrina relief. 800-344-8070.

United Methodist Committee on Relief (www.umcor.org) UMCOR already has executives and consultants on the ground in the Gulf Coast and uses donations for its three-phase relief plan. 800-554-8583.

Convoy of Hope (www.convoyofhope.org) The charity's Disaster Response Teams have a distribution point in Picayune, Miss. 417-823-8998.

Samaritan's Purse (www.samaritanspurse.org) 800-567-8183.

American Red Cross (www.redcross.org) 800-HELP-NOW (435-7669).

Please see the Hurricance Relief section of The List for events and fundraisers happening around the Bay area in the coming days.

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