Here are some ways in which you can help out your fellow person (or animal). We all could use some love every now and then. Donations of time, effort, awareness, and money are all equally wonderful.
Doctors Without Borders
Relief Focus Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and exclusion from health care in nearly 70 countries.
Relief focus: The Red Cross provides a full spectrum of services to disaster victims. From assistance with shelter, medical care, food, clean water and cleanup efforts, the Red Cross is an organization poised to assist in circumstances such as this.
Feed the Children
Relief focus: Feed the Children has long been competent at mobilizing and distributing supplies to disaster victims and victims of famine and disease. They are currently mobilizing a massive relief effort by gathering needed supplies and getting them to hurricane devastated areas.
Relief focus: United Way is leading response and recovery efforts by working hard to identify the most serious needs of devastated communities and is committed to helping not only with front-line disaster relief but with long-term recovery—those needs that are often not addressed in the days, weeks and months following a disaster.
America’s Second Harvest
Relief focus: They expect at least ten food banks and hundreds of related agencies will be hit by hurricane ‘Katrina’. Their Network is in great need of funds to transport food to victims and secure additional warehouse space to assist our Member food banks in resuming and maintaining operations.
Habitat for Humanity
Relief focus: Helping disaster victims rebuild piece by piece and house by house.
Relief focus: The Salvation Army is prepared to provide 400,000 hot meals a day to displaced disaster victims and emergency personnel working to aid those devastated by Hurricane Katrina. They also provide a means for individuals to physically volunteer their time and assistance in the relief efforts.
United Jewish Communitees
Relief focus: Community organized and administered humanitarian relief for disaster victims.
Catholic Charities USA
Relief focus: Community based relief efforts focused on the long-terms needs of disaster victims and affected communities.
United Methodist Committee on Relief
Relief focus: Although they provide general community-based disaster relief, they are also focusing on the creation and distribution of “flood buckets”, a more hands-on relief item for those who prefer to donate with a personal touch.
Relief focus: Dispatching Disaster Animal Response Teams (DARTs) to rescue animals and assist their caregivers.