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Special Edition
Forum
Hurricanes
August 2005
The Big Uneasy
October 2004
How You Can Help

Katrina Special Edition

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Why it Became a Man-made Disaster
Where it Could Happen Next
 
National Geographic—partnered with The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, The Dallas Morning News, Austin American-Statesman, The New York Times, Associated Press, Getty Images, Agence France-Presse, Reuters, Knight Ridder/Tribune, and others—has prepared a special issue devoted to the Hurricane Katrina disaster in the Gulf Coast. Go to each partner's website for updated information from their ongoing coverage or visit National Geographic News. Then share your thoughts on Katrina and learn more from the related links below.
Image: Man walking through rain Forum: Share Your Thoughts
Photograph by Robert Sullivan, AFP/Getty

Was the Federal Emergency Management Agency too slow to respond?  What is to become of the thousands of displaced people who have been welcomed into other cities? And what are your experiences and thoughts about this natural catastrophe? Tell us your opinion in our forum.
Image: Hurricanes
Hurricanes
By Chris Carroll, Composite Image by Harold F. Pierce, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
August 2005

Last year's record hurricane season may have been just the beginning. Forecasters predict the Atlantic seaboard could be in for decades of relentless pounding. Find out more from our full-text article, photo gallery, multimedia, and more.
Image: Man in water

The Big Uneasy
By Joel K. Bourne, Jr., Photographs by Robert Caputo and Tyrone Turner
October 2004

In October 2004, National Geographic prophetically explored a doomsday hurricane scenario for New Orleans: "As the whirling maelstrom approached the coast, more than a million people evacuated to higher ground. Some 200,000 remained, however—the carless, the homeless, the aged, and infirm." Read more of the article's eerie predications.



How You Can Help
How can you make a difference to the victims of Hurricane Katrina? Find a listing of relief organizations and charities below. Image: Children getting water bottles

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ORGANIZATIONS


American Red Cross
800-435-7699
redcross.org/donate
 
AmeriCares
800-486-HELP
americares.org
 
America's Second Harvest
800-344-8070
secondharvest.org
 
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
703-339-5596
nvoad.org
 
United Way of America
800-272-4630
unitedway.org
 
FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS

Adventist Community Services
800-381-7171
communityservices.org
 
American Friends Service Committee
215-241-7000
afsc.org
 
B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief
888-388-4224
bnaibrith.org
 
Catholic Charities USA
800-919-9338
www.catholiccharitiesusa.org
 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
800-525-8074
katrina.lds.org
 
Church of the Nazarene
888-256-5886
nazarenedisasterresponse.org
 
Episcopal Relief and Development
800-334-7626, Ext 5129
er-d.org
 
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Domestic Disaster Response
800-638-3522
ldr.org
 
Islamic Relief
888-479-4968
irw.org/donate
 
Mennonite Disaster Service
717-859-2210
mds.mennonite.net
 
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
800-872-3283
pcusa.org
 
Salvation Army Hurricane Relief Fund
800-725-2769
salvationarmyusa.org
 
Southern Baptist Convention North American Mission Board Disaster Relief
770-410-6000
namb.net
 
United Methodist Committee on Relief
800-544-8583
gbgm-umc.org
 
World Vision
888-511-6548
worldvision.org
 
CHILDREN

Feed the Children
800-525-7575
feedthechildren.org
 
Save the Children
800-SAVE THE CHILDREN
savethechildren.org

RECOVER/REBUILD

Architecture for Humanity
406-585-3527
architectureforhumanity.org
 
Church World Service
800-297-1516
churchworldservice.org 

Farm Aid, Inc.
800-FARM-AID
farmaid.org
 
Habitat for Humanity
229-924-6935
habitat.org
 
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity
800-422-4828, Ext 2957
 
Water Missions International
843-769-7395
watermissions.org
 
ANIMAL RESCUE

American Humane Association

303-792-9900
americanhumane.org
 
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Disaster Relief Fund
866-275-3923
aspca.org
 
Best Friends Animal Society
435-644-2001
bestfriends.org
 
Humane Society of the U.S.
301-258-8276
hsus.org
 
HOUSING

How to offer victims a place in your home
homeflood.org
hurricanehousing.org
KatrinaHomes.org
katrinahousing.org



Photograph above by Andy Nelson, Christian Science Monitor/Getty

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