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


BlackAmerica Relief Fund Reach Media Inc., The Tom Joyner Morning Show, BlackAmerica Monetary To support households that have taken in Katrina victims 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;
NAACP Disaster Relief Fund NAACP Monetary Emergency relief; ensuring equitable distribution of relief services from government, other agencies 410-580-5746;
NBCSL Relief Fund National Black Caucus of State Legislators Monetary, supplies To help Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Black Caucuses’ relief efforts 202-624-5457; memo.html
Hurricane Katrina Recovery Fund Twenty-First Century Foundation Monetary Grants given to groups supporting recovery, rebuilding efforts 212-662-3700 ext. 201;
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;
SOS Coalition Relief Efforts Saving Our Selves Hurricane Coalition Monetary, clothing, computer equipment Helping victims find jobs, housing; rebuilding 866-372-9SOS; www.sosafter
Jazz Musician Fund Jazz Foundation of America Monetary, instruments, counseling 212-245-3999 www.jazzfoundatio new_ orleans.php


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