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How to help Hurricane Katrina
and
Hurricane Rita
Victims

Posted: 08/31/2005
UPDATED 10/05/2005

Indiana Resources     Donate & Volunteer     Get Help     Locate the Missing     Find Local Information
Other Charitable Organizations:
Health & Safety:

We here at The Colts Influence offer our deepest condolences to those affected by these tragic events.

Indiana Resources for Hurricane Katrina

The Indiana Pacers and the Fever donated $30,000 to hurricane relief.

Indianapolis Colts

Members of the Peyback Foundation will be set up outside all of the RCA Dome entrances collecting cash donations for the Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts prior to the September 18 home opener.

For more information, media may contact Nicole Duncan, Indianapolis Colts at (317) 808-5125 or (317) 997-9028 (cell).


 By John Oehser - Colts.com

Auction Raises $311,975 for Hurricane Katrina Relief

INDIANAPOLIS - The phones rang early Thursday, and throughout the morning, they kept ringing and ringing and ringing.

Calls came in from around state of Indiana.

And around the nation.

By the time the Hurricane Relief Auction - sponsored by Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, the Colts, Marsh Supermarkets and local Clear Channel Radio Station Q95 - ended at noon Thursday, $211,975 had been raised to aid the Hurricane Katrina Relief effort.
READ MORE about this event

Indiana Resources

Voluntary organizations are seeking cash donations to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina in Gulf Coast states.
These agencies provide a wide variety of services after disasters, such as clean-up, childcare, housing repair, crisis counseling, sheltering and food.

Volunteers should not report directly to affected areas unless directed by a voluntary agency.

It is recommended that you check out charities before giving.
You can do so at the
Better Business Bureau

The Colts Influence has put together some useful links for anyone looking to find the most up-to-date news and information regarding hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Additionally, links are included for those who are interested in making relief contributions for the victims of the hurricanes.

Government officials in New Orleans are coordinating the efforts to stabilize the three levees that failed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to guard against further damage from Hurricane Rita. Officials and volunteers are working to aid thousands of displaced residents living in desperate conditions.

 Here is a list of links where you can share information and send help.

Beware of Hurricane Katrina scams


Disaster officials recommend the following Web sites
(some sites may respond slowly due to increased traffic): 

Donate & Volunteer

• Adventist Development Relief Agency -- (800) 424-2372

• American Friends Service Committee -- (888) 588-2372

• American Red Cross -- (800) 435-7669 / (800) HELP-NOW / (800) 257-7575 (Spanish)

• AmeriCares -- (800) 486-4357

• American Refugee Committee -- (612) 872-7060

• America's Second Harvest -- (877) 817-2307

• ASPCA -- (866) 275-3923

• Baptist World Aid -- (703) 790-8980

• B'nai B'rith International -- (888) 388-4224

• Brother's Brother Foundation -- (888) 323-1916

• Catholic Charities USA -- (800) 919-9338

• Christian Children's Fund -- (800) 776-6767

• Church World Service -- (800) 297-1516 ext 222

• Counterpart International, Inc. -- (888) 296-9676

• Direct Relief International -- (805) 962-3700

• Episcopal Relief and Development -- (800) 334-7626

• Farm Share

• Feed the Children -- (800) 525-7575

• Food for the Hungry -- (877) 780-4261 ext 2506

• Habitat for Humanity -- (866) 292-7892

• Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless -- (404) 755-3353

• Interchurch Medical Assistance -- (877) 241-7952

• International Aid -- (800) 251-2502

• International Medical Corps -- (800) 481-4462

• International Relief Teams -- (619) 284-7979

• International Rescue Committee -- (877) 733-8433

• Islamic Relief -- (888) 479-4968

• Life for Relief and Development -- (800) 827-3543

• Lutheran Disaster Response -- (800) 638-3522

• MAP International -- (866) 627-4483

• Mercy (M-USA) -- (800) 55-MERCY

• MercyCorps -- (800) 852-2100

• Mississippi Hurricane Recovery Fund -- (866) 230-8903

• NAACP

• Noah’s Wish -- (530) 622-9313

• North Shore Animal League -- (877) 4savepet

• Northwest Medical Teams -- (800) 959-4325

• Operation Blessing -- (800) 730-2537

• Operation USA -- (800) 678-7255

• Oxfam America -- (800) 77OXFAM

• Presbyterian Disaster Assistance -- (800) 872-3283

• Relief International -- (800) 573-3332

• Salvation Army -- (800) SAL-ARMY

• Samaritan’s Purse -- (800) 665-2843

• Save the Children -- (800) 728-3843

• Southern Baptist Convention -- (888) 571-5895

• spcaLA -- (888) SPCA-LA1

• The Children's Health Fund -- (800) 535-7448

• The Baton Rouge Area Foundation -- (877) 387-6126

• The US Coast Guard Foundation -- (860) 535-0786

• The United Way -- (800) 272-4630

• UNICEF USA -- (800) 4UNICEF

• United Methodist Committee on Relief -- (800) 554-8583

• Water Missions International -- (843) 769-7395

• World Concern -- (800) 755-5022 ext. 0

• World Hope International -- (888) 466-4673

• World Relief -- (800) 535-5433

• World Vision -- (888) 56-CHILD

 

Get Help

• American Red Cross -- (800) 435-7669 / (800) HELP-NOW / (800) 257-7575 (Spanish)

• Army National Guard -- (800) 833-6622

• Displaced TSA employees -- (866) 301-7214

• FEMA

• Nationwide number for Veterans, Families -- (800) 507-4571

 

Locate the Missing

• American Red Cross Family Links Registry -- (877) 568-3317 / (877) LOVED-1S

• Find Family National Call Center -- (866) 326-9393

• Katrina

• LSU Medical Center employees -- (800) 735-1185

• Lycos

• MSNBC.com

• National Next of Kin Registry -- (800) 915-5413

• WWLTV.com

• Yahoo

 

Find Local Information

• Louisiana: Governor's office -- (225) 342-0991 or (866) 366-1121

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