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Support Those Struggling with Hurricane Katrina

Posted By Jim On 09/01/2005 @ 6:29 am In General,Philanthropy | 4 Comments

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: [3]

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 [4]: Site is available now!

United Way [5]: 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 [6] 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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[3] The Salvation Army:: https://secure2.salvationarmy.org/donations.nsf/donate?openform&projectid=USN-hurricane05

[4] American Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/redir.asp?splashpagebutton

[5] United Way: https://volunteer.united-e-way.org/hurricane-katrina/donate/

[6] details about some of the scams: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2141705/scammers-jump-hurricane-katrina

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