Don’t shop today . . . or tomorrow . . .  or even this weekend. School clothes shopping sprees can wait until next weekend. Take the money you would normally spend and send it to the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

Helping Out in Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

From displaced relatives and friends to higher gas and food prices, this disaster effects us all, regardless of your geographic location. New Orleans is completely ruined, the first time a major city in the United States has been completely destroyed since the Civil War. Millions don’t have power, food, or even water. Give as much to help your neighbors as you do to the folks at Target. Send an email to the folks at Wal-Mart to encourage them to give back some of the dollars, or better yet give food and water to the people who helped them become the largest retailer in the world

Here is a list of relief organizations accepting donations for the efforts:

Red Cross: 1-800-HELP-NOW or

Episcopal Relief & Development: 1-800-334-7626 or

United Methodist Committee on Relief: 1-800-554-8583 or

Salvation Army:
1-800-SAL-ARMY or

Catholic Charities:
1-800-919-9338

Click here to learn more about the Hurricane Katrina and it’s impact on the South.

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