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Hurricane Katrina Information & Relief Efforts
Our deepest condolences go to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, who lost their lives, their homes and their livelihoods. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families.

While we are devastated by the enormity of this tragedy, our faith, tenacity and determination ensure that we will rebuild and we will endure. The American spirit of generosity will be evident in the days to come, as communities in the afflicted areas come together and our American family from coast to coast provides assistance.

This page provides useful information about Hurricane Katrina, links to organizations that are helping provide relief, and how to obtain disaster assistance.

  • Relief Organizations
  • How to Help

  • Relief Organizations
    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is is moving ice, water, meals, Search and Rescue and Disaster Medical Assistance teams into areas hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. Click here to visit FEMA's web site.

    To apply for assistance call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). The speech or hearing impaired may call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585. You may also register for assistance online here. In addition, you may find FEMA's "Help After a Disaster: Applicant's Guide to the Individuals & Households Program" helpful.

    To find local shelters and other state specific information please visit:

    Louisiana Office of
    Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
    (225) 925-7500
    Mississippi Emergency
    Management Agency
    Alabama Emergency Management Agency
    Red Cross
    1-866-GET-INFO (1-866-438-4636)

    How to Help
    Volunteer agencies provide a wide variety of services after disasters, such as clean up, childcare, housing repair, crisis counseling, sheltering and food. Below is a list of phone numbers set up solely for cash donations and/or volunteers:

    American Red Cross
    1-800-HELP NOW (435-7669) English,
    1-800-257-7575 Spanish
    Southern Baptist Convention
    Disaster Relief
    1-800-462-8657, ext. 6440
    Salvation Army
    1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769)
    Operation Blessing
    America’s Second Harvest
    Adventist Community Services
    Catholic Charities, USA
    703 549-1390
    Christian Disaster Response
    941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554
    Christian Reformed World
    Relief Committee

    Church World Service
    Convoy of Hope
    Lutheran Disaster Response
    Mennonite Disaster Service
    Nazarene Disaster Response
    Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
    United Methodist
    Committee on Relief