How to help

Hurricane Katrina

August 30, 2005

WASHINGTON - Most charities are requesting financial donations rather than goods or clothing. This enables them to use the funds within the communities that are most affected. Among the charities are:

American Red Cross (www.redcross.org) 1-800-435-7669 or 1-800-HELP-NOW

America's Second Harvest (www.secondharvest.org) for hunger relief. 1-800-344-8070

Catholic Charities (www.catholiccharitiesusa.org) 1-800-919-9338

Church World Services (www.churchworldservice.org) 1-800-297-1516

Network for Good (www.networkforgood.org) provides easy access for donations to a number of charities, including the Humane Society of America (for pets) and various chapters of the United Way in Florida and Louisiana

Salvation Army: (www.salvationarmyusa.org)

Source: Knight Ridder/Tribune Information Services

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