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WTOC Relief and Recovery Appeal

Even though this Atlantic hurricane season was milder than predicted, we can expect that people affected by storms during the record 2005 season will need our help for a long time to come. And we should remember there are still many people in need from that and even prior seasons, as well as the agencies which work to help us all in times of disaster. Here are ways to prepare for next season and to help those in need.


Relief agencies:

American Red Cross
1-800-HELP NOW (435-7669) English
1-800-257-7575 Spanish
www.redcross.org

Local office:
PO Box 9987
Savannah 31412
912-651-5300
http://www.savannahredcross.org/

Salvation Army
1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769)
www.salvationarmy.org

Local office:
The Salvation Army
PO Box 23798
Savannah, GA 31403
912-651-7420


Volunteer opportunities:

Chatham Emergency Management Agency: contact Misty Bethune at 912-201-4500 or visit the CEMA site.

Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross: call Gerri McKinley at 651-5314.


Donate food:

Food items may be dropped off at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Savannah, 2501 E. President Street or call 236-6750.


Other resources:


Additionally, the Federal Emergency Management Agency distributed the numbers of other organizations accepting donations and volunteers.

Donate cash to:

Operation Blessing
1-800-436-6348

America's Second Harvest
1-800-344-8070

Donate cash to and volunteer with:

Adventist Community Services
1-800-381-7171

Catholic Charities, USA
703 549-1390

Christian Disaster Response
941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
1-800-848-5818

Church World Service
1-800-297-1516

Convoy of Hope
417-823-8998

Lutheran Disaster Response
800-638-3522

Mennonite Disaster Service
717-859-2210

Nazarene Disaster Response
888-256-5886

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
800-872-3283

Southern Baptist Convention -- Disaster Relief 1-800-462-8657, ext. 6440

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

For further information: visit the website for the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) at: http://www.nvoad.org/.

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