CBS 19, ABC 16, and WAHU FOX 27 have joined with local businesses to be a part of the Greater Charlottesville Katrina Relief Partnership.
This newly-formed group has declared its dedication to the current Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, and will be bringing many great fundraising opportunities to the Charlottesville area in the very near future.
Hurricane Katrina has left our fellow American citizens in desperate need of our help. Please join us in answering the call.
The local chapters of the Red Cross and Salvation Army say that donating money is the best way YOU can help.
Good Morning Charlottesville at the Charlottesville Newsplex has been designated as a drop-off for donations. Simply write a check to either organization, and add Attn: Katrina Relief Fund.
You can send it to us or come by in person and drop it off here at:
999 2nd Street SE
Charlottesville VA, 22902
Or call us at 242-1919 ext. 107
Want other ways to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina? Check out the Federal Emergency Management Agency for all the best resources and information about Hurricane Katrina. Also check the bottom of this page for an advisory for contributors to Katrina relief efforts
MAKE A SAFE DONATION
GuideStar.org, the Web site that many of us use to investigate charities and nonprofits, sent this advisory for contributors to Katrina relief efforts:
1. Identify your preferences.
"Disaster relief" comes in many forms -- emergency shelter, food, clothing, potable water, medical assistance, even communications as aid workers coordinate activities and survivors search for family members.
Think about which activities you want to support. There's no right or wrong answer, just what's right for you.
2. Focus on the mission.
3. Look at how the charity defines its goals and evaluates its own performance.
An effective charity:
4. Avoid charities that won't share information or that pressure you.