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post #1 of 6
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While observing this tragedy of epic porportions, I was overwhelmed by the need to do something. So I started looking for information on how to volunteer.

So after making many calls, I decided to post the info that I have gathered.

I called Adventist Community Services

800 381 7171

They had an operator on duty who took my information and skills offered and such. He told me I would recieve a call within 24 hours.

I made a call to another charity that gave me the number to The Salvation Army in the areas of the disaster:

601 969 7560

I left a message with someone, as there was no operator on duty when I called.

I have also talked to local firefighters that are going to put me in touch with a couple of fire & rescue organizations that are needing volunterrs.

Here are some organizations that are requesting volunteers:

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

http://www.churchworldservice.org/ne...05/08/317.html"
Church World Service
800 297 1516

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

http://www.ldr.org/index.html
Lutheran Disaster Response
800 638 3522


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


http://www.nazarenedisasterresponse.org/katrina.html
Nazarene Disaster Response
888 256 5886

http://www.pcusa.org/pda/response/us...rina-index.htm
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
800 872 3283

http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/
Salvation Army
800 SAL ARMY (725 2769)

http://www.namb.net/site/c.9qKILUOzE...f_Homepage.htm
Southern Baptist Convention #151 - Disaster Relief
800 462 8657, ext. 6440

http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor/05/katrinaresp.cfm
United Methodist Committee on Relief
800 554 8583

If you guys have any additional information to help in this giant undertaking please use this thread to do so.
post #2 of 6
thanks naplesx. i think many of us are sharing your desire to do something beyond just giving money. the images on the news today were disturbing to say the least.
post #3 of 6
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Originally posted by running with scissors
thanks naplesx. i think many of us are sharing your desire to do something beyond just giving money. the images on the news today were disturbing to say the least.

No problem. Myself and several friend are trying to get up there this weekend.

Please make sure you get with a reputable organization, if you decide to go there. They are having problems with unorganized volunteers. They may turn you away if not.
post #4 of 6
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Update:

The Salvation Army HQ in the effected area is no longer taking volunteers. They have been overwhelmed with the support offered and they have no way at the moment to support a large volunteer contingent. They are working to remedy the situation. But they say about a month or more before they will have the means to support the volunteers.
post #5 of 6
naples, thanks for this post/thread. and thank you for your help.
When you're lovers in a dangerous time,
You're made to feel as if your love's a crime.
Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight.
Gotta kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight.

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When you're lovers in a dangerous time,
You're made to feel as if your love's a crime.
Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight.
Gotta kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight.

-...
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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
FEMA just set up a volumteer help line and website at:

http://volunteer.hhs.gov/

You can volunteer and they will contact you.

If you can, sign up.

My attempts to get into the affected areas has failed, although I came pretty close. I still have a posible line to get in and help.

If you have info please post it here.
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