As the nation witnesses the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, thousands are asking FOX News Channel how they can help.
The American Red Cross is taking donations to help the thousands of victims at http://www.redcross.org/donate/donate.html.
The USA Freedom Corps is mobilizing volunteers to provide services for victims. Those who are interested — especially those with medical or health training — can get more information at http://www.usafreedomcorps.gov/.
The Salvation Army is providing services for victims and first responders. Donate via the Web at http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/USNSAHome.htm or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY. You can also make donations in person at your local Wal-Mart or Sam's Club.
Donations that will be directed specifically to victims in Louisiana can be sent to the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation, PO Box 94095, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095. Credit card donations are accepted at www.louisiana.gov.
Following is a list of other Web sites offering disaster relief information:
Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation
Phone: 877-HELPLA1 or 877-435-7521
The Children's Health Fund is collaborating with the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in "Operation Assist," dispatching Mobile Medical Units, medical personnel and supplies to Mississippi and other sites in the disaster-stricken region. To make a donation, contact www.childrenshealthfund.org.
The National Education Association has established a hotline number for schools, educators and students impacted by Katrina. Call the NEA's toll free number 1-866-247-2239.
Military families needing assistance locating loved ones and finding support for their families should contact www.militaryonesource.com or call 1-800-342-9647.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Louisiana Homeland Security
City of New Orleans
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Katrina
Coast Guard Foundation Disaster Relief Fund
FEMA Charity tips
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Ande Miller, Executive Director
The Network For Good
Angel Flight America
For Patients in Need of Dialysis:
Fresenius Medical Care North America Emergency Response Line: 1-800-626-1297
Fresenius Medical Care Employee Emergency Line: 1-866-362-6256 x304
World Hope International
Phone: (703) 923-9414
Local Red Cross contacts —
American Red Cross - Southeast Louisiana Chapter:
2640 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 620-3105 or (800) 229-8191
Fax: (504) 827-2135
Regional Service Centers —
619 N. Tyler, Suite D
Covington, LA 70433
Phone: (985) 892-4317
Phone: (985) 534-7449
Phone: (985) 643-5608
Phone: (985) 542-3469
Phone: (985) 732-4227
BAYOU PARISHES REGION:
1231 Canal Blvd.
Thibodaux, LA 70302
Phone: (985) 447-3229
(Mail to: P.O. Box 102, Thibodaux, LA 70302)
Phone: (985) 872-6584
RIVER PARISHES REGION:
107 Maryland Dr., Suite D and E
Luling, LA 70070
Phone: (985) 785-0647
Phone: (985) 652-9963
American Red Cross - Northwest Louisiana Chapter
4221 Linwood Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71108
Phone: (318) 865-9545
Fax: (318) 868-4111
Red Cross Disaster Assistance info: (866) GET-INFO (866-438-4636)
FEMA Regional Offices —
FEMA Region IV
(Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee)
3003 Chamblee-Tucker Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: (770) 220-5200
FEMA Region VI
(Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas)
Federal Regional Center
800 N. Loop 288
Denton, Texas 76209
Phone: (940) 898-5399
State Emergency Organizations:
FEMA State Emergency Contact — http://www.fema.gov/fema/statedr.shtm
Alabama Department of Public Safety
Phone: (334) 242-4445
Alabama Emergency Management Agency
5898 County Road 41
P.O. Drawer 2160
Clanton, Alabama 35046-2160
Florida Division of Emergency Management
2555 Shumard Oak Blvd.
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness
7667 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
Phone: (225) 925-7500
Fax: (225) 925-7501
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency
P.O. Box 4501 - Fondren Station
Jackson, Mississippi 39296-4501
Phone: (601) 352-9100
Toll Free Phone: (800) 442-6362
Fax: (601) 352-8314
Georgia Emergency Management Agency
P.O. Box 18055
Atlanta, Georgia 30316-0055
Phone: (404) 635-7000
Fax: (404) 635-7205
Animal Disaster Relief Resources:
The Humane Society of the United States — Call 1-800-Humane1, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to report pets in danger.
New Orleans Hotline For People Who Left Animals In Homes —
225-578-6111 or Katrinaanimalrescue@yahoo.com
Please call and leave name, address of confined animal, species, number of
animals, and when food would have run out.
Hotline For Evacuees In Houston Area —
The Houston SPCA is now accepting animals from storm victims staying in
Houston area shelters.
Pets Traveling With Owners —
The Louisiana Veterinary Association (LVMA) is currently accepting pets.
Contact LSU Agriculture Center Shelter manager, Dr. Paula Drone at 225-572-0732
People With Pets Who Are Currently Evacuating New Orleans —
The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LA/SPCA)
will transport animals from pick-up points in New Orleans to the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center at 9039 St. Landry Rd., Gonzales, LA
Contact Lamar-Dixon Shelter manager, Loretta Lambert at 225-413-8856
Animal Donation Resources:
Louisiana SPCA Hurricane Relief
Phone: 713-869-SPCA (7722)
Humane Society of Louisiana
c/o St Francis Animal Sanctuary
97 Obed Magee Rd.; Tylertown, MS 39667
Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association
Phone: 1-800-524-2996 or 225-928-5862.
Visit: http://en.groundspring.org/EmailNow/pub.php?module=URLTracker&cmd=track&j=41652188&u=383329 for downloadable hurricane contribution form.