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.
American Red Cross
1-800-HELP NOW (435-7669) English
PO Box 9987
The Salvation Army
PO Box 23798
Savannah, GA 31403
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.
Food items may be dropped off at the Second Harvest Food Bank in Savannah, 2501 E. President Street or call 236-6750.
Additionally, the Federal Emergency Management Agency distributed the numbers of other organizations accepting donations and volunteers.
Donate cash to:
America's Second Harvest
Donate cash to and volunteer with:
Adventist Community Services
Catholic Charities, USA
Christian Disaster Response
941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
Church World Service
Convoy of Hope
Lutheran Disaster Response
Mennonite Disaster Service
Nazarene Disaster Response
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Southern Baptist Convention -- Disaster Relief 1-800-462-8657, ext. 6440
United Methodist Committee on Relief
For further information: visit the website for the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) at: http://www.nvoad.org/.