After Katrina

Disaster relief agencies

A list of some worthwhile disaster relief agencies:

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

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

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

Feed the Children ( 800-525-7575.

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

Catholic Charities ( Operates in parishes throughout the affected states. 800-919-9338.

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

United Methodist Committee on Relief ( 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 ( The charity's Disaster Response Teams have a distribution point in Picayune, Miss. 417-823-8998.

Samaritan's Purse ( 800-567-8183.

American Red Cross ( 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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