Thursday, September 01, 2005

Network For Good

Network for Good is a nonprofit organization that connects individuals with their favorite charities. Network for Good is the place to make secure online donations, explore volunteer opportunities, and learn more about the causes that matter most.

There is a section for those who want to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Hurricane Victims Need Your Help Today
Much of the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Alabama is obliterated in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and floodwaters continue to rise in the overwhelmed city of New Orleans. Millions of people are suffering from the devastation and desperately need water, food, shelter and medical care today, as well as help coping with what promises to be a massive long-term recovery effort.

Help meet this enormous need now with your donation.

They list different organizations, their missions, how they will use the donation, etc. And, donating through them is safe. It saves organizations money on getting donations online rather than mail and phone calls (which cost more). I like how I can read about the organizations in depth before deciding where and how I want to make a donation.

The website also provides contact info for those seeking shelter which I think is great. Information for emergency preparedness, keeping families safe, etc are also included. Nice.

Here is a sample of organizations listed involved with helping Hurricane Katrina victims:

Support one of the following, or search for other related charities.

* American Red Cross
Providing disaster services and relief.

* America’s Second Harvest
Providing food to victims.

* B'nai B'rith
Providing assistance to victims of the recent storm.

* Catholic Charities USA
Providing relief and recovery assistance.

* Charity Hospital in New Orleans
Providing medical care to residents of Louisiana.

* Church World Service
Developing long-term recovery plans to assist with recovery.

* Convoy of Hope
Providing disaster relief and building supply lines.

* Episcopal Relief & Development
Mobilizing to support residents affected by this disaster.

* Feed the Children
Sending emergency food, water and other relief supplies.

* Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.
Help rebuild the lives of the victims house by house.

* Heart of Florida United Way
Assisting with hurricane recovery efforts in Florida.

* Hearts with Hands
Activating response teams to assist in the Gulf Coast and locally.

* Humane Society of the U.S.
Rescuing animals and assisting their caregivers in the disaster areas.

* Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Rescuing animals in the face of the devastation.

* Lutheran Disaster Response
Providing emergency relief and recovery supplies.

* Mennonite Disaster Service
Providing relief to victims.

* Mercy Corps
Assisting families affected by the hurricane.

* National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Coordinating NGOs in Domestic Disasters.

* Noah's Wish
Helping to keep animals alive in face of the storm devastation.

* North Shore Animal League America
Providing temporary shelter for pets.

* Operation Blessing
Transporting food, water, cleaning kits, and other emergency supplies.

* PETsMART Charities
Providing relief for the animals impacted by hurricanes.

* Plan USA
Assisting victims of Hurricane Katrina.

* Salvation Army
Local, regional, and national disaster relief programs.

* Samaritan's Purse
Helping victims of natural disasters.

* Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Assisting victims of Hurricane Katrina.

* The Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Providing basic human services to residents of these devastated areas.

* United Methodist Committee on Relief
Providing relief to victims.

* United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area
Helping victims of hurricanes locally.

* United Way of Miami-Dade
Helping victims of hurricanes locally.

* Water Missions International
Helping with the affected area's water purification needs.