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Saturday, September 3, 2005 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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How you can help




Major charities that are accepting donations for victims of Hurricane Katrina:

American Red Cross: 800-HELP-NOW, www.seattleredcross.org, or The American Red Cross of King & Kitsap Counties, P.O. Box 3097, Seattle, WA 98114-3097.

Catholic Charities USA: 800-919-9338 or www.catholiccharitiesusa.org

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 801-240-3544, or Humanitarian Aid Fund, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 50 East North Temple St., Salt Lake City, UT 84150

ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) Disaster Response: 800-638-3522, or www.elca.org/disaster

Episcopal Relief and Development: 800-334-7626, ext. 5129, or www.er-d.org

Islamic Relief: 888-479-4968; www.irw.org

MercyCorps: 888-256-1900 or www.mercycorps.org

Northwest Medical Teams: 800-959-4325; www.nwmedicalteams.org

Orthodox Church in America: 877-803-4622, or International Orthodox Christian Charities "Hurricane Relief," P.O. Box 630225, Baltimore, MD 21263-0225

Presbyterian Church USA: 800-872-3283, or www.pcusa.org/pda

Salvation Army: 800-SAL-ARMY, or www.salvationarmyusa.org

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Fund: Checks payable to North American Mission Board (NAMB) can be mailed to: NAMB, P.O. Box 116543, Atlanta, GA 30368-6543, or www.sbc.net

United Jewish Communities: www.ujc.org or donate through local Jewish Federation. Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle: 206-443-5400

United Methodist Committee on Relief: 800-554-8583, or http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor

World Concern: www.worldconcern.org

World Relief: 800-535-5433, www.worldrelief.org

World Vision: www.worldvision.org

For a complete list of charitable agencies recommended by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, visit www.fema.gov/ rrr/help2.shtm

Medical volunteers needed: Louisiana sent out a request nationwide for help in its field hospitals and special-needs shelters. The state needs 25 doctors (emergency-medicine doctors, pediatricians and surgeons), 50 nurses and 10 respiratory therapists. Public Health — Seattle & King County has put out the call for local volunteers. To volunteer, contact Washington State Emergency Management: 253-912-4955 or 253-912-4956 or 253-912-4957.

Find loved ones


To get information about loved ones, call the American Red Cross at 866-GET-INFO (438-4636). People can also go through the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN): www.salvationarmyusa.org or www.satern.org.

The official Hurricane Katrina government Web site, with information on finding loved ones, what to do if you're a victim, how to help, and government agency resources: www.firstgov.gov/Citizen/Topics/PublicSafety/ Hurricane_Katrina_

Recovery.shtml

Seattle Times staff

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