Practicing Strategic Compassion

A year after Katrina, the Gulf Coast is still rebuilding. Here's how to make sure your charitable giving is effective.

your current income, expenses, and assets, but also what your projected ones will be.” That way, you’ll ensure that your gifts have the most impact.

Major Katrina Relief/Recovery Funds

Given to Gulf Coast mus
icians

 

FUND ORGANIZATION(S) TYPES OF DONATIONS ACCEPTED HOW DONATIONS ARE USED CONTACT
BlackAmerica Web.com Relief Fund Reach Media Inc., The Tom Joyner Morning Show, BlackAmerica Web.com Monetary To support households that have taken in Katrina victims BlackAmericaWeb.com Relief Fund; P.O. Box 803209; Dallas, TX, 75380-3209; www.blackamerica web. com/relief
National Urban League Katrina Fund National Urban League Monetary Rebuilding with focus on jobs and housing 877-NUL-GULF; www.nul.org
NAACP Disaster Relief Fund NAACP Monetary Emergency relief; ensuring equitable distribution of relief services from government, other agencies 410-580-5746; www.naacp.org
NBCSL Relief Fund National Black Caucus of State Legislators Monetary, supplies To help Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Black Caucuses’ relief efforts 202-624-5457; www.nbcsl.com/ memo.html
Hurricane Katrina Recovery Fund Twenty-First Century Foundation Monetary Grants given to groups supporting recovery, rebuilding efforts 212-662-3700 ext. 201; www.21cf.org
National Conference of Black Mayors Relief Fund National Conference of Black Mayors Monetary, food, clothing Rebuilding funds for towns affected in region 404-765-6444; www.ncbm.org
SOS Coalition Relief Efforts Saving Our Selves Hurricane Coalition Monetary, clothing, computer equipment Helping victims find jobs, housing; rebuilding 866-372-9SOS; www.sosafter katrina.org
Jazz Musician Fund Jazz Foundation of America Monetary, instruments, counseling 212-245-3999 www.jazzfoundatio n.org/ new_ orleans.php

 

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