Microsoft Bookshelf(tm) Random Quote: "People are marvelous in their generosity if they just know the cause is there," Will Rogers (1879-1935), American humorist, cowboy, author, newspaper columnist, philanthropist
Adventist Community Services . . "is a national, humanitarian agency involved in relief and community action programs. It is sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, but is separately incorporated as a public charity."
- Phone: 770-277-2525 - Fax: 770-277-2524
- E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- National Office: 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) . . "is a Quaker organization which includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Its work is based on our belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice." Ed: Donations for disaster relief gratefully accepted, and wisely spent.
- Phone 215-241-7000; Fax: 215-241-7275
- Email: email@example.com
- National Office: 1501 Cherry St. Philadelphia, PA 19102
AmeriCares . . "is the private non-profit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization that provides immediate response to emergency medical needs -- and supports long-term health care programs -- for all people."
- Phone: 203-972-5500; 800-462-HELP; Fax: 203-966-6028
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: 161 Cherry Street, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
Catholic Charities . . helps when a disaster strikes. "With agencies that serve most communities in the United States, we are well-positioned to plan for and respond to disaster with speed, reliability, and a long-term commitment."
- Phone: 703-549-1390; Fax: 703-549-1656
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Office: 1731 King Street, #200, Alexandria, VA 22314
Christian Disaster Response - "In the event of a domestic disaster, CDR will respond in cooperation with the Salvation Army and other National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) agencies. CDR provides disaster assistance through local churches and agencies in the affected area at the request of churches."
- Phone: 941-956-5183; Fax: 941-956-5183
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Postal Address: PO Box 3339 Winter Haven, FL 33885-3339
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC). . "is a Christian non-profit agency with programs in North America and in over 30 countries world-wide, working to create permanent, positive change in Christ's name through development, relief, and education."
- Phone: 800-552-7972; Fax: 616-246-0806
- Email: email@example.com
- Office: 2850 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49560.
Give people fish and they'll eat for a day. Teach people to fish and they'll eat for a lifetime.
Christian Relief Services
. . "providing food, water, clothing, housing, medicine, and agricultural assistance-the most basic needs for those who need assistance the most, in America and around the world."
- Phone: 800-337-3543; Fax: none found
- Email: Guestbook
- Office: 8815 Telegraph Road, Lorton, VA 22079
Of faith, hope, and charity, the greatest of these is charity.
Church of the Brethren . . "following Christ by serving those who have suffered from disasters and dislocation. We respond to disasters world wide with both
funding and actual hands on clearing, cleaning, construction, child care."
- Phone: 410-635-8730; 800-451-4407 Pager: 410-602-4411
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120-1694
Cora Brown Fund (scroll down) - When Cora C. Brown of Kansas City, Missouri, died in 1977, she left a portion of her estate to the Federal Government as a special fund to be used solely for the relief of human suffering caused by disasters. Application: None. FEMA and volunteer agencies identify potential recipients.
- Phone: 202-646-3642; Fax:
- Office: Human Services Division, Response and Recovery, 500 C Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20472. Contact FEMA Human Services Division in the applicable region.
Council of Jewish Federations - "CJF and its 200 member Federations support health and welfare services to people in need, both in the Jewish and general communities in the US."
- Phone: 202-785-5900; Fax: 202-785-4937
- Office: 1640 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036
Surely one does not turn against the needy, when in disaster they cry for help. - Job 30:24
Habitat for Humanity . . "brings families and communities in need together with vounteers and resources to build clean affordable housing. Habitat is a Christian organization and welcomes volunteers from all faiths."
- Phone: 912-924-6935: Donations: 800-334-3308; Fax: none found
- Email: email@example.com
- Office: 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709
Heart to Heart
. . "is a grassroots network enabling volunteers to mobilize resources to meet needs in our communities and throughout the world. The organization undertakes projects that alleviate human suffering and address the needs of the total person connecting people to people, heart to heart."
- Phone: 913-764-5200; Fax: 913-764-0809
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: 13849 S. Murlen, Suite F, Olathe, KS 66062
Lutheran Disaster Response
. . "bringing God's Word of comfort, healing and renewal to the variety and depth of human suffering. When a major disaster strikes . . the whole church marshals its resources and reaches out to help."
- Phone: 610-776-8390; Fax: 610-776-8392
- Email: email@example.com
- Office: 532 St. John St., Allentown, PA 18103
Mennonite Disaster Services
(MDS) . . "is the network through which the Mennonite, Brethren in Christ and other Anabaptist constituents in North America can respond to those affected by floods, fires, hurricanes and tornadoes. While the main focus is on clean up, repair and rebuilding homes, this activity becomes a means of touching lives and helping people regain faith and wholeness." MDS is an organization of the people for the people -- to the glory of God.
- Phone: 717-859-2210; Fax: 717-859-3875
- Email: Menno_Disaster_Service@ecunet.org
- Mailing Address: P.O. Box 500; Akron, PA 17501
- Phone: 212-929-6300; Fax: 212-463-7083
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: 19 Union Square West; New York NY 10003
National Council of Churches of Christ . . "is a community of communions, which, in response to the gospel as revealed in the Scriptures, confess Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word of God, as Savior and Lord. These communions covenant with one another to manifest ever more fully the unity of the Church. Relying on the transforming power of the Holy Spirit, the communions come together in the Council in common mission, serving in all creation to the glory of God."
- Phone: 212-870-2227; Fax: none found
- Email: email@example.com
- Office: 475 Riverside Drive, Room 850; NY, NY 10115
Church World Service . . "is 34 Protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox communions in the U.S., cooperating worldwide in programs of long-term development, emergency response, and assistance to refugees."
- Phone: 800-297-1516; Pledge Line: 800-762-0968;
- - Fax: 219-262-0966; HOTLINE (for a recorded message): 800-456-1310
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: 28606 Phillips Street; (P.O. Box 968); Elkhart, IN 46515
Emergency Response Program - "Participate as a witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in timely and effectively meeting the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of communities affected by natural and human-caused disasters."
- Phone: 212-870-3151; Fax: 212-870-2236; 24-Hour Pager: 800-780-0853
- Email: email@example.com
- Office: 475 Riverside Drive, Room 606; New York, NY 10115
National Organization for Victim Assistance . . is a "private, non-profit, umbrella organization working on behalf of victims of crime and disaster."
- Phone: 202-232-6682; Fax: 202-462-2255
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: 1757 Park Rd. N.W., Washington, DC 20010-2101
Nazarene Disaster Response USA . . "a national network of disaster volunteers, is a project of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc."
- Phone: 800-846-2269; Fax: 410-315-9858
- Email: email@example.com
- Mailing address: P.O. Box 431; Annapolis, MD 21404
Northwest Medical Teams International
. . "an organization that serves hundreds of thousands of people in need in our own communities and around the world . . to demonstrate the love of Christ to those in crisis by sending volunteer medical response teams, distributing humanitarian aid, and providing community development programs and
children's ministries." Pictured: Seattle mobile clinic.
- Phone: Fax:
- Email: Dick Rix, Disaster Response - firstname.lastname@example.org
North American Center For Emergency Communications (NACEC) - Following a large scale disaster, when family members and loved ones in the disaster area cry out for help, we are working to make sure their voices are heard, and that families are quickly reunited with missing family members.
- Phone: 612-798-4269; Fax:
- Email: email@example.com
- Mailing Address: P.O. Box 23057, Minneapolis, MN 55423 USA
Points Of Light Foundation
- "To engage more people more effectively in volunteer community service to help solve serious social problems." Ed: A great resource site!
- Phone: 202-729-8000; Fax: 202-729-8100
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: 1400 I Street, NW; Suite 800; Washington, DC 20005
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance . . "enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to witness the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic events."
- Phone: 800-872-3283; Fax: none found
- Email: PDA@pcusa.org
Presiding Bishop's Fund For World Relief . . "is the Episcopal Church's organized, tangible response to Christ's call to minister to the hungry and thirsty, the sick and those in prison, to clothe the naked and welcome the stranger." Ed: And a mesmerizing logo.
- Phone: Fax:
REACT International -
"Radio Emergency Associated Communications Teams are volunteers who are organized internationally and use Citizens Band (CB) radios to provide public service communications for travelers and their local communities."
- Phone: 301-316-2900; Fax: 301-316-2903
- Email: email@example.com
- Office: 5210 Auth Rd #403; Suitland, Maryland 20746
The Salvation Army . . "has developed local, regional, and national disaster service programs. Whether it is a local incident or a major disaster, Salvation Army staff and volunteers are often the first on the scene and the last to depart. This dedication honors a century-old commitment to serve those in need, at the time of need, and at the place of need."
- Phone: 800-SAL-ARMY (800-725-2769); Fax: none found
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: 615 Slaters Lane; Alexandria, VA 22313.
. . "our job is to help get food to people who need it. From the ever-present needs of those living in poverty to the unexpected needs of those affected by natural disasters, Second Harvest is there to help."
- Phone: 800-532-FOOD; Fax: none found
- Email: email@example.com
- Office: 116 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 4, Chicago, IL 60603-6001
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief . . "contributes manpower, ministry, and financial help during floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and earthquakes. (Since 1967) Southern Baptists have built 156 mobile mass feeding, recovery, and child care units."
- Phone: 770-410-6000; Fax: none found
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: 4200 North Point Parkway; Alpharetta, GA 30022-4176
United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR) . . "assists churches in direct ministry to persons in need in the areas of emergency response, refugees, hunger, and poverty."
- Phone: 212-870-3816; FAX: 212-749-2641
- Email: email@example.com
- Office: Room 330, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115
USA Freedom Corps - Make a Difference. Volunteer. National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. American Red Cross ... Hurricane Help for Schools (U.S. Department of Education)..
- Phone: FAX:
Volunteers of America
. . "is the nation's largest nonprofit provider of affordable housing for low-income families and the elderly, and provides skilled long-term nursing care and other health services."
- Phone: 800-899-0089; Fax: none found
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Local offices:
World Vision - World Vision's work in the United States focuses on shaping brighter futures for people inhabiting urban communities in seven Vision Cities: Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle/Tacoma, New York, Detroit, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis/St. Paul.
- Phone: 253-815-1000; Fax: none found
- Office: 34834 Weyerhaeuser Way; South Federal Way, WA 98001