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:
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