Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Save the Pets

If there is anything more important to me than appearances, it is the house pet population. The poor things have no one to take care of them. I can't imagine my Moscow and Sophie trying to fend for themselves.

I would like to suggest if you are going to be a part of this relief effort (and I know my gentle readers are) I have a few places that I think would be good causes.

Noah's Wish.

Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Pearl River County SPCA

Dollar donations, not pet food please.

The rest, for general aid:

Red Cross: 1-800-HELP-NOW or www.redcross.org

AmeriCares:americares.org

Episcopal Relief & Development: 1-800-334-7626 or www.er-d.org

United Methodist Committee on Relief: 1-800-554-8583 or gbgm-umc.org/umcor/emergency/hurricanes/2005

Salvation Army: 1-800-SAL-ARMY or www.salvationarmyusa.org

Catholic Charities: 1-800-919-9338 or www.catholiccharitiesusa.org

FEMA Charity tips: www.fema.gov/rrr/help2.shtm

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster: www.nvoad.org

Operation Blessing: 1-800-436-6348 or http://www.ob.org/

America's Second Harvest: 1-800-344-8070 or http://www.secondharvest.org/

Adventist Community Services: 1-800-381-7171 or http://www.adventist.communityservices.org/

Christian Disaster Response: 1-941-956-5183 or 1-941-551-9554 or www.cdresponse.org/cdrhome.html

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee: 1-800-848-5818 or http://www.crwrc.org/

Church World Service: 1-800-297-1516 or http://www.churchworldservice.org/

Convoy of Hope: 1-417-823-8998 or http://www.convoyofhope.org/

Lutheran Disaster Response: 1-800-638-3522 or http://www.elca.org/disaster/

Mennonite Disaster Service: 1-717-859-2210 or http://www.mds.mennonite.net/

Nazarene Disaster Response: 1-888-256-5886 or http://www.nazarenedisasterresponse.org/

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: 1-800-872-3283 or http://www.pcusa.org/pda/

Southern Baptist Convention - Disaster Relief: 1-800-462-8657, ext. 6440 or http://www.namb.net/site/c.9qKILUOzEpH/b.224451/k.7BDB/Disaster_Relief_Homepage.htm

Other Information:

Federal Emergency Management Agency: 1-800-621-FEMA; www.fema.gov

Louisiana Homeland Security: www.ohsep.louisiana.gov

City of New Orleans: www.cityofno.com/portal.aspx

Louisiana Governor's Office: www.gov.state.la.us/

Mississippi Emergency Management: www.msema.org

National Hurricane Center: www.nhc.noaa.gov

National Weather Service: iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/graphicsversion/bigmain.html

Hydrologic Information Center (river flooding): www.nws.noaa.gov/oh/hic/index.html

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