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KATRINA DISASTER: HOW TO HELP

September 01, 2005

sasheild.gifWhile it will take a long time to measure the amount of damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, it is clear that it is beyond anything seen in our lifetimes in the U.S. Today the Blogosphere is conducting a "blogburst" to encourage donations to help those affected.

For our part, we suggest you consider a generous donation to the Salvation Army or the American Red Cross. You may donate online by clicking one of the links below.

The Salvation Army

The American Red Cross

For you Sertoma Club members, the Sertoma Foundation is also accepting checks for disaster relief at:

Sertoma Foundation
Attention: Katrina Hurricane Fund
1912 East Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132

Instapundit has an extensive list of charities helping with the relief effort.

Also, be careful. Many scammers will surely try to use the Katrina disaster to set up scams. Know who you are dealing with before you give them money.

UPDATE: Stephanie makes an excellent suggestion in the comments:

Also! Check to see if your company matches charity donations, find out how to do it, THEN send in your money, you may be able to send in your forms post-donation, but it will likely be a lot more difficult.

What she said. Thanks, Stephanie.

Link: Information on IRS deadline relief for taxpayers affected by Katrina

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Comments

Also! Check to see if your company matches charity donations, find out how to do it, THEN send in your money, you may be able to send in your forms post-donation, but it will likely be a lot more difficult.

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Joe, just to build on Stephanie's advice, here's a link to a clearinghouse that aggregates companies which match donations:

http://www.case.org/new_mg/company_search/company_search.cfm?keyword=99C12142-4973-4184-9774F882B7EB6408

You can use it to see if your employer offers matching.

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