Monday, September 05, 2005

Donate Ten

Ten Things to Help Katrina Survivors

1. The American Red Cross needs cash donations, and is offering donation banners for web sites here.

2. The Associated Press's Contact Info for Katrina Relief Aid Groups page.

3. BlondeSense's AnntiChrist and friends are collecting donations, buying supplies and taking them directly to a shelter.

4. Books and other reading material can be sent directly to evacuees in Houston; address and details at Tobias Buckell's weblog here.

5. 91% of what you donate to FeedtheChildren.org goes to feed children.

6. Habitat for Humanity has long been in the business of building homes for the needy; they need donations and volunteers to help with their part in the relief effort.

7. Liberal Blogs for Hurricane Relief are trying to raise $1 million for the Red Cross. To date, they've collected $152,572.00

8. Tobias Buckell also recommended ModestNeeds.org, an organization that helps families who need emergency funds.

9. Find a relief group near you by doing a state search at NetworkForGood.org.

10. Noah's Wish rescues and shelters animals caught in disasters; you can donate to their cause here.

Someone made an excellent suggestion to me the other day I'd like to tack on here and the Do Something thread: most of us have bottles, bowls or other collections of coins somewhere in our homes. Instead of letting those pennies rust, why not donate the money to Katrina Relief? You can find donation boxes and jars at places like grocery stores and churches; often you'll see police and fire fighters collecting at street corners.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting the link to grab code for a Red Cross donate banner!

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  2. Yeah but those collectors on street corners aren't always on the up and up. Better to give to a recognised organization.

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  3. Thanks for the link with the address of where to send books. I've given money, but I also have tons of children's clothing, books and toys sitting in my basement unused. I've checked on all of the national relief sites (Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, and of course ARC) to see where I might be able to send this stuff so these people can have use of it. It doesn't make sense to me for these organizations to spend donated cash for this stuff. But no one seems to want it. I understand that cash is better, but still...

    So I'll get a box of book on its way tomorrow.

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  4. One more for the coin jar:

    If your grocery store has a Coinstar coin-sorting machine, they will count your coins and donate them to the Red Cross.

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  5. PBW, just wanted to second the thanks for the Banner link info. If everyone with a site puts one up, maybe everyone online will donate at least once. Now and in the months and weeks to come.

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