Many people are calling NBC15 News to find out how they can help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. We are providing this list of fund raisers and agencies you can contribute to.
American Red Cross
The Red Cross is urgently in need of financial contributions to its Disaster Relief Fund, which is critically low. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. Citizens can help the victims of Hurricane Katrina and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need. Call 1-800-HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575(Spanish). Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to the Badger Chapter, 4860 Sheboygan Avenue, Madison, WI 53705. For more information call 608-233-9300 of visit www.arcbadger.org.
Until we know what the specific needs for the Mississippi Delta area hurricane Katrina victims are, The Salvation Army is accepting monetary donations.
Checks should be sent to:
The Salvation Army Hurricane RElief
630 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
Credit card Donations:
Call Brenda McDonald at 250-2225 or Mina Waldie at 250-2231.
Any other calls should go to Donald L. Haar at 250-2235.
Governor Doyle Details How Wisconsin Citizens Can Help Hurricane Katrina Victims
Governor Jim Doyle detailed today the relief organizations that Wisconsin citizens can contact to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The easiest way for the citizens of Wisconsin to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina is to donate money to be used in the rescue effort through the following organizations:
American Red Cross
1-800-HELP NOW (435-7669), English
America's Second Harvest
Governor Doyle said that citizens can link to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Website through his website at: _http://www.wisgov.state.wi.us_.
In addition to financial donations, those trained for rescue work in any capacity can contact one of the following organizations:
Adventist Community Services
Catholic Charities, USA
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
Southern Baptist Convention - Disaster Relief
1-800-462-8657, ext. 6440
United Methodist Committee on Relief
Emergency Clinic for Animals is sponsoring a drive to collect much needed pet supplies for the animal victims of the hurricane. They will be sending members of our staff to deliver what we have collected, as well as care for the injured and displaced animals on Sept. 25. I am attaching a flyer that we are using that lists some of the many items that are needed. These items will also be used to help care for search and rescue animals being used there.
If you could help is get this information out to the public, it would be greatly appreciated! Please contact one of the following people for more
Annette Aeschbach, CVT (who will be taking the collected goods to New Orleans and assisting with animal care there)
Julie Hilleshiem, Clinic Manager
Enecia Sabroff or Megan Walsh, Admin
Thank you for your help!
Emergency Clinic for Animals
229 W. Beltline Hwy
Madison WI 53713
Oasis Day Spa is a drop off spot for supplies and will take care of getting the items to the victims.
They are located at:
8016 Watts Rd. inside the Princeton Club)