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.