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Another group that is helping in diverse ways and not mentioned yet:

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is responding to the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina in the southeastern United States.

Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts.

How has the Church responded?

Church Welfare Services personnel are in the area and are assessing the disaster and the most needed supplies. The Church has food and emergency supplies positioned in five local bishops’ storehouses. In addition, truckloads of food, water, clothing, hygiene items, tents, tarps, and other items have been shipped to affected areas.

How can I help?

All are encouraged to pray for those who suffer as well as for those providing relief. Funds may be provided to the Church to support relief efforts by:

Mailing a check to:

Emergency Response Fund, Welfare Services
50 East North Temple Street, Room 701
Salt Lake City, UT 84150


Donating online at LDS Humanitarian Services Giving Site.


Donating to fast offerings or to the humanitarian fund of the Church through your local ward.


Calling 1-801-422-3945 (for credit cards) or 1-801-240-7688 (for checks).
An additional way to help would be to prepare needed items such as Hygiene Kits.

(Or call 801-240-1000)

For information about donating
emergency items call:
Humanitarian Center
800-453-3860 ext. 26060

Corporate donors call:
800 453-3860 ext. 25567

Is there a need for volunteers?

Priesthood leaders in affected areas are directing the efforts of volunteers from nearby stakes to assist in recovery efforts. In the Salt Lake area, the local chapter of the American Red Cross is anticipating the need for volunteers. If you are interested, please call 1-801-323-7000, extension 3004.

Is the Church coordinating temporary housing?

The Church is not coordinating temporary housing at this time. However, the Utah Department of Health is coordinating an effort to house up to 1,000 people from affected areas. Those volunteering to house these people should call 1-866-873-2437.

Can the Church help me find members in affected areas?

The Church is preparing a list of individuals that are staying in meetinghouses being used as emergency shelters. For help, you may call 1-800-453-3860, extension 2-1150 or 1-801-240-1150.

In addition, you may want to contact the United States government for information about missing persons and volunteer efforts at answers.firstgov.gov

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THANK YOU WOOT!

They are using a revenue space to help many others at their cost!

"sponsor: Please help hurricane victims: donate cash or host a refugee".*

*Note: there are 3 (three) links in their sponsor space (they may appear to be only 2 (two);
donate (Amazon Honor System).
cash (Catholic Charities USA).
host a refugee (MoveOn.org).

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Great page with additional Humanitarian Kits you can put together to help.

Some might also be of help to you and your family in preparedness.

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http://www.airamericaradio.com/katrina/voicemailinfo.html

find a loved one... leave a message and enter the phone number you know that had "even non-working because of the outages"

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 coffeenogrumpy wrote:
http://www.airamericaradio.com/katrina/voicemailinfo.html

find a loved one... leave a message and enter the phone number you know that had "even non-working because of the outages"



Yea! Thanks...

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 acemom wrote:

BTW, we sent a check for $1000.00 to the Red Cross today, designated for N.O. hurricane refugee help.
This thing breaks my heart.... Acedad just came home and gave me a wonderful gift.... a receipt for yet another $1000.00 to the Red Cross for Hurricane relief.
He's the most awesome man I've ever met.



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 kpk021 wrote:
Hmm.. how about a BOC relief fund? Throw up a BOC woot for $10 each ($30 for the typical 3 craps purchase) and send the excess $9 in to one of the hurricane relief funds. I know I'd buy em and it might encourage others to donate that might not normally directly contact the various relief agencies.

If 1500 craps are sold, that'd be a decent $13,500 in donations. Anything helps I'm sure.



kpk021, this idea is a fantastic one!
Imagine the dollhairs woot could raise!
Anyone know how to petition woot???

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 Wootie Tootie wrote:
Good sites to help the animals suffering from the hurricane:

Noah's Wish

The Humane Society of the United States

HSUS Disaster Relief Fund



Thanks for thinking to post these.
I luvz m'dawgs!

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 TRIPgrad wrote:
FEMA listed the following agencies as needing cash to assist hurricane victims:

· American Red Cross, 800-HELP-NOW (435-7669) English, 800-257-7575 Spanish.

· America's Second Harvest, 800-344-8070.

· Adventist Community Services, 800-381-7171.

· Catholic Charities USA, 800-919-9338.

· Christian Disaster Response, 941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554.

· Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, 800-848-5818.

· Church World Service, 800-297-1516.

· Convoy of Hope, 417-823-8998.

· Lutheran Disaster Response, 800-638-3522.

· Mennonite Disaster Service, 717-859-2210.

· Nazarene Disaster Response, 888-256-5886.

· Operation Blessing, 800-436-6348.

· Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, 800-872-3283.

· Salvation Army, 800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769).

· Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief, 800-462-8657, Ext. 6440.

· United Methodist Committee on Relief, 800-554-8583.



Here's the updated FEMA list with hyperlinks:
Donate cash to:

· American Red Cross
1-800-HELP NOW (435-7669) English
1-800-257-7575 Spanish

· America’s Second Harvest
1-800-344-8070

· Humane Society of the United States
1-888-259-5431

· Operation Blessing
1-800-436-6348

· United Jewish Communities
1-877-277-2477

Donate Cash and/or Volunteer

· Adventist Community Services
1-800-381-7171

· B'nai B'rith International
1-888-388-4224

· Catholic Charities, USA
1-800-919-9338

· Christian Disaster Response
941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554

· Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
1-800-848-5818

· Church World Service
1-800-297-1516

· Convoy of Hope
417-823-8998

· Corporation for National and Community Service Disaster Relief Fund
(202) 606-6718

· Disaster Psychiatry Outreach
1-212-598-9995

· Feed the Children
1-800-525-7575

· Lutheran Disaster Response
800-638-3522

· Mennonite Disaster Service
717-859-2210

· Nazarene Disaster Response
888-256-5886

· Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
800-872-3283

· Salvation Army
1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769)

· Southern Baptist Convention -- Disaster Relief
1-800-462-8657, ext. 6440

· UJA Federation of New York
212 836-1880

· Union for Reform Judaism

· United Methodist Committee on Relief
1-800-554-8583

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This a Japanese pop band...



They bring you BUMP OF CHICKEN

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 holmesdog wrote:
Time to step up to the plate again folks. Give blood....



givelife.

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BTW, holmesdog, sorry I didn't see the blood idea sooner.
GREAT idea!

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 coffeenogrumpy wrote:
habitat for humanity



Hoorah, coffeenogrumpy!

A friend of mine in Canada organized a bunch of her co-workers to do work for these people. She and her co-workers loved the experience.

Thank You!

Through kind donations like yours, we will continue to build simple and decent housing for low-income families around the world.

Learn more about Operation Home Delivery, Habitat for Humanity's response to Hurricane Katrina.

If you have selected to send your gift cards by e-mail, they are being sent out at this very moment. Postal gift cards will be sent in 7-10 days.

If you know anyone who would be interested in helping us continue our important work, please send them a link to our web site by clicking here.

Please print this page for your records.

Name: Cosmic Release Inc.
Address: XXXXX IXXXXXXs Rd

XXXXX XXXXXX, CA XXXXX-XXXX
USA
Phone:
E-Mail Address: XXXXXXXXX@msn.com
Stay Informed: Yes
Designation: Hurricane Katrina Building Fund

Donation Amount: $20
Credit Card: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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 coffeenogrumpy wrote:
habitat for humanity



My uncle is getting a house from them next summer! We're so happy for him! He's got 4 kids (3 boys 1 girl) and one grand daughter (his son was only 17 when she was born, and my uncle is only 45). My uncle also can't work right now because of injuries from work (torn bicep that can't be reattatched) They all lived in a tiny two room house north east of Bellingham, Wa so it's a blessing for them to be getting a bigger and way better house!

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Hey, cerealkiller, it's great to see you back!
How's the great thing going that you are doing?

Thanks for the very touching PM.

Check yours, please.

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 cerealkiller_001 wrote:


My uncle is getting a house from them next summer! We're so happy for him! He's got 4 kids (3 boys 1 girl) and one grand daughter (his son was only 17 when she was born, and my uncle is only 45). My uncle also can't work right now because of injuries from work (torn bicep that can't be reattatched) They all lived in a tiny two room house north east of Bellingham, Wa so it's a blessing for them to be getting a bigger and way better house!



Here is another way one may help in case one is feeling a bit tapped out:

• Sign up to lend a hand

A few more H for H links:

• Let us know about a housing need

• Sign up to get recovery updates

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 coffeenogrumpy wrote:
habitat for humanity



Isn't that for hamsters?!?!?


Oh, wait . . . I'm thinking habitrail . . .


sorry

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

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 AZGman wrote:


Isn't that for hamsters?!?!?


Oh, wait . . . I'm thinking habitrail . . .


sorry



Not trying to be cute; just upbeat . . .

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

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 AZGman wrote:


Isn't that for hamsters?!?!?


Oh, wait . . . I'm thinking habitrail . . .


sorry



LOL

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 AZGman wrote:


Not trying to be cute; just upbeat . . .



If not for levity, I wouldn't have survived life thus far...
or if I had, it would have been just that: surviving!

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 AZGman wrote:


Isn't that for hamsters?!?!?


Oh, wait . . . I'm thinking habitrail . . .


sorry



Don't be, although I would question if anyone would like a multicolored, see through plastic house with colored tubes connecting the rooms (that is, except me of course). Hmmm, maybe we can move the government into one eh.....

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 Zack2 wrote:


....although I would question if anyone would like a multicolored, see through plastic house with colored tubes connecting the rooms (that is, except me of course)....



Oh yeah!
I'd live in one!

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 AlienResearchGrpHome wrote:
Hey, cerealkiller, it's great to see you back!
How's the great thing going that you are doing?

Thanks for the very touching PM.

Check yours, please.



My cause is going well, the walk is next weekend, I've still got to tap the family for their donations and I've got a few non-website donations too. check your pm's too... I've been soooooooo busy lately with work (full-time) and school (part-time) and I'm moving in about 2 weeks and I've got this walk to gather money for too, I've been a bit overwhelmed to say the least!

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 cerealkiller_001 wrote:


My cause is going well, the walk is next weekend, I've still got to tap the family for their donations and I've got a few non-website donations too. check your pm's too... I've been soooooooo busy lately with work (full-time) and school (part-time) and I'm moving in about 2 weeks and I've got this walk to gather money for too, I've been a bit overwhelmed to say the least!



I didn't get the new PM...

Cerealkiller, I know you are doing this walk in memory of your Dad and in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers.
I wonder if you wouldn't mind writing "HAWK" on a little slip of paper and takibg it with you... or if I may be so bold, on the inside of your left wrist when do your walk?

I miss my Dad.

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 AlienResearchGrpHome wrote:


I didn't get the new PM...

Cerealkiller, I know you are doing this walk in memory of your Dad and in honor of all individuals who are battling blood cancers.
I wonder if you wouldn't mind writing "HAWK" on a little slip of paper and takibg it with you... or if I may be so bold, on the inside of your left wrist when do your walk?

I miss my Dad.


Hey no problem..... I miss my dad alot too. The pm was a reply to a previous one so it might not look like a new one. I just got some a donation from some family today so I'm getting even closer to my goal now. If you don't get the new reply let me know and I'll get in touch with you ok?

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 cerealkiller_001 wrote:

Hey no problem..... I miss my dad alot too. The pm was a reply to a previous one so it might not look like a new one. I just got some a donation from some family today so I'm getting even closer to my goal now. If you don't get the new reply let me know and I'll get in touch with you ok?



Thank you. It means so much to me. He dearly loved running.
(You'll notice you can add another $50.00 to the $100.00 I gave).

I had hoped to win the PS Contest and also give you those winnings,,,

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Campus launches fund to help displaced students

Students were the first to receive direct assistance from the campus in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. As of this week, the campus has indicated plans to host up to 50 undergraduate, 18 law school and about 70 graduate students. The undergraduates come from five schools in the Katrina region -- Tulane, Loyola, Xavier, and Dillard universities, and the University of New Orleans -- and more than half of them are originally from California.

The Katrina Emergency Fund has been set up to help defray expenses, such as educational and housing costs, related to supporting the displaced students. The fund will provide emergency support to undergraduate and graduate students studying temporarily at UC Berkeley. Many of the displaced students already are on campus and attending classes, but are still grappling with finding housing and buying clothing, books and other supplies.

"I am proud of the many efforts of our Cal family and friends to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and this new fund will be an important site for that support," Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau said. "There has been a tremendous outpouring of help from the campus and beyond -- alumni working in their local communities as relief workers, staff members leading the effort to receive displaced students arriving here, Cal students raising funds on Sproul Plaza, and campus researchers analyzing the disaster and offering their expertise. The Cal community is fulfulling the great tradition of public service at Berkeley."

>> Katrina Emergency Fund to support displaced students at UC Berkeley

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 AlienResearchGrpHome wrote:


Thank you. It means so much to me. He dearly loved running.
(You'll notice you can add another $50.00 to the $100.00 I gave).

I had hoped to win the PS Contest and also give you those winnings,,,



you are freaking awesome! I'll try to take some pictures during my walk and send them to you. I'll be over $300 by this weekend.

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 cerealkiller_001 wrote:


you are freaking awesome! I'll try to take some pictures during my walk and send them to you. I'll be over $300 by this weekend.



Thank you! You are freaking awesome yourself!

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 holmesdog wrote:


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WOOT COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

I know many of us have been giving as much as we can afford with advent of Katrina.

However, in these times when so many are in need of so much, the smallest voice of one hero championing a heartfelt cause often goes unheard.

I would like to challenge all my fellow wooters reading this post to donate $5.00 to cerealkiller's worthy cause!

She is one of our own, fellow caring Wooters.

Let's get her to her goal!

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Title of this painting?
Bumpercrop.

She is one of our own, fellow caring Wooters.

Let's get her to her goal!

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awwww thanks ARGH! Thank you for supporting my cause so much, I'm almost there!

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 cerealkiller_001 wrote:
awwww thanks ARGH! Thank you for supporting my cause so much, I'm almost there!


You're a little bit closer now! Hope you make it to your goal.

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Wooters are the most incredible people!!! I think more donations have come from woot than my family. I cannot thank you people enough! I know that as soon as I can afford to be so generous I will look to your favorite charities first to give back for your causes!

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 cerealkiller_001 wrote:
Wooters are the most incredible people!!! I think more donations have come from woot than my family. I cannot thank you people enough! I know that as soon as I can afford to be so generous I will look to your favorite charities first to give back for your causes!



Why darlin' you're donating your legs! It's easy to give cash, you're "walking the walk".

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 holmesdog wrote:


Why darlin' you're donating your legs! It's easy to give cash, you're "walking the walk".



That's nothing much, I could walk all day for anything and not accomplish what you have helped me to do.

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 holmesdog wrote:

You're a little bit closer now! Hope you make it to your goal.



Holmesdog, I knew she could count on you! You're a sweetheart!

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 AlienResearchGrpHome wrote:
WOOT COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

I know many of us have been giving as much as we can afford with the advent of Katrina.

However, in these times when so many are in need of so much, the smallest voice of one hero championing a heartfelt cause often goes unheard.

I would like to challenge all my fellow wooters reading this post to donate $5.00 to cerealkiller's worthy cause!

She is one of our own, fellow caring Wooters.

Let's get her to her goal!