page provides useful information about Hurricane Katrina, links to organizations
that are helping provide relief, and how to obtain disaster assistance.
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.
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
local shelters and other state specific information please visit:
Louisiana Office of
Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness
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
1-800-HELP NOW (435-7669) English,
Baptist Convention -- Disaster Relief
1-800-462-8657, ext. 6440
941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554
World Relief Committee
Church World Service
Convoy of Hope
United Methodist Committee
and loved ones who are struggling to cope with the devastation of the
disaster and loss of life can contact
their local American Red Cross to speak with a Disaster Mental Health
information about Hurricane Katrina
information about the hurricane and relief efforts, please visit the FEMA
and National Hurricane
Center web sites.