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Support Those Struggling with Hurricane Katrina

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Donating your money is really easy, incredibly important, and a responsibility of those who are fortunate enough not to have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, if there will be a roof over their heads, or if all their loved ones are warm and safe. It takes a marginal amount of time and it makes a whole world of difference to someone. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, it is the duty of every American to help their fellow Americans pick themselves up when they’re knocked down – because you never know when disaster will hit you or someone you love.

Links are directly to that organization’s credit card donation page (where possible):

The Salvation Army:

A $100 donation to The Salvation Army will feed a family of four for two days, provide two cases of drinking water and one household clean-up kit, containing brooms, mops, buckets, and cleaning supplies.

(I chose Salvation Army because I couldn’t reach American Red Cross and the United Way had a processing fee)

American Red Cross: Site is available now!

United Way: Minimum is $10, but it’s subject to a “$1.50 + 2.25% transaction processing fee.”

Thank you.

Update: Here are details about some of the scams going around concerning this tragedy, read it and make yourself aware of the bad folks out there looking to take advantage. Don’t let it deter you from helping and I assure you that the links on my blog are legitimate.

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4 Responses to “Support Those Struggling with Hurricane Katrina”

  1. NYC Money says:

    I’m a big fan of the red cross. I don’t think I’ve paid a processing before…

    NYC Money

  2. Mel says:

    I got through to the Red Cross yesterday. If we donate more, we’ll do it through the Salvation Army. I am so sorry for the losses. We need to stick together through this….

  3. jim says:

    Incidentally, for those who want to contribute but don’t feel they can do it financially, there is also a blood shortage in some parts and donating blood requires only your time.

  4. feefee says:

    umm one would think that the credit card companies would waive the processing fees.
    the greed of these faceless companies knows no limits if they charge the charity organizations.

    I know they incur some expense while running these transactions , but sure they could eat it when people are giving money away.

    I also think that salvaation army may be silenty deducting the fee from your contribution

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