Hurricane Katrina: How you can help

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, there are many groups offering help to Gulf Coast residents. In addition to the Red Cross, Salvation Army and UNICEF, here are some of the groups reaching out specifically to 4-H and farming families:

GROUP CONTACT INFO SERVICES

American 1-800-HELP-NOW
Red Cross www.redcross.org

Salvation 1-800-SAL-ARMY
Army

UNICEF 1-800-486-4233 Earmarked funds will be used to help
children affected by Katrina.

National 300 Garrigus Bldg., Memo checks to “Ag Ed Program
Association Lexington, KY 40546 Hurricane Relief.” All contributions will be
of Agricultural www.naae.org distributed to the Gulf Coast states
Educators based on applications submitted to
the National Council for Ag Education.

Coalition for 330-854-1257 Stark County effort gathering items for
Animal 330-649-0759 animal victims; drop off at Stark Co.
Concerns www.lvma.org Emergency Veterinary Clinic, 2705
Fulton Road N.W., Canton; or North
Canton Playhouse, Hoover High School,
Seventh St., N.E.; financial contributions can be made through Coalition or Wylie
Fund, [both 501(c)(3)].

America’s 800-344-8070 Donations help transport food to victims
Second and secure additional warehouse space
Harvest to assist member food banks in
resuming and maintaining operations.

Central Texas 320 West Loop 340 The money raised will help rural farmers Farm Bureau Waco, TX 76702 in the path of hurricane Katrina who need help and may have been overlooked.
All donations are tax deductible.

Fellowship of www.fcfi.org Shipping its second trailer load of relief
Christian fcfi4him@aol.com supplies to Lake Charles Louisiana.
Farmers 309-365-8710 Also accepting cash gifts for diesel fuel
to power the farmers’ trucks that are
being used.

National Disaster Relief Fund Monetary donations used through
Cattlemen’s 9110 East Nichols Ave. Mississippi and Louisiana Cattlemen’s
Foundation Suite 300 Associations; donations of gates, fencing,
Centennial, CO 80112 nails, chainsaws, fuel, hay, also needed;
303-694-0305 contact John Braly: 303-850-3396.

Louisiana 4921 Interstate 10 Accepting donations to help in their food Cattlemen’s Frontage Road, relief efforts. The monies will be used to Foundation Port Allen, LA 70767 purchase and supply food to evacuees.
225-343-3491

National NASULGC Funds will be dispersed to extension
Assoc. of Dept. 0545 staff who need assistance as a result of
State Univ./ Washington DC 20073 the hurricane; tax deductible.
Land-Grant
Colleges

Mississippi Box 9641 Asking 4-H members and volunteers to
Operation MS State, MS 39762 write letters that are encouraging. The
4-H Relief if by UPS: letters will be distributed through Miss.
c/o Susan Holder 4-H agents and 4-H youth and adult
204 Bost Ext. Center volunteers to young people affected
MS State, MS 39762 by the hurricane.

AgCenter Payable: Louisiana 4-H Proceeds help those affiliated with the
Relief Fund Foundation/Memo: Louisiana State University AgCenter
“Relief Fund” affected by the hurricane. Several 4-H
P.O. Box 25100 agents, employees and 4-H members
Baton Rouge, LA have lost their homes. You may
70894 designate your gift to go to one of four
funds:

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