rinalia (rinalia) wrote,

Helping Victims of Katrina

Following is a list of organizations who have already set up funds for human and nonhuman victims of Hurricane Katrina. I have included a link to Charity Navigator and a link to each organizations site. Help financially if you can, if you can't - just send good vibes to those suffering all over. :)

A note about Charity Navigator - the database contains a plethora of information on organizational spending, room for growth, and financial information. It judges each organization based on organizational efficiency (how much is spent on fundraising, programs & administration) and  organizational capacity (can it continue to grow on current funds). A larger group may have a poorer organizational efficiency rating because it often spends more on fundraising. Key signs of a "bad charity" are those that spend an inordinate amount on administration costs (program costs should be vastly higher than any other expenditure) and those that pay their executive officer a higher percent of incoming funds.

For Helping the Animals

1) Humane Society of the United States
- Charity Navigator: 3 stars: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm/bay/search.summary/orgid/3848.htm
- https://secure.hsus.org/01/disaster_relief_fund_2005?

2) ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
- Charity Navigator: 3 stars: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm/bay/search.summary/orgid/3286.htm
- https://secure2.convio.net/aspca/site/Donation?ACTION=SHOW_DONATION_OPTIONS&CAMPAIGN_ID=4761&s_src=disaster&s_subsrc=homepage&JServSessionIdr010=enzny6y4c1.app26b

3) United Animal Nations (EARS-Emergency Animal Rescue Services)
- Charity Navigator: 2 stars: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm/bay/search.summary/orgid/7707.htm
- http://www.uan.org/

4) Noah's Wish
- Charity Navigator - no review (probably b/c they are such a small organization)
- http://www.noahswish.org/

For Helping Humans

1) American Red Cross
- Charity Navigator: 4 stars: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm/bay/search.summary/orgid/3277.htm
- http://www.redcross.org/

2) AmeriCares
- Charity Navigator: 4 stars: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm/bay/search.summary/orgid/3289.htm
- http://www.americares.org/news/?id=96

3) America's Second Harvest
-Charity Navigator: 3 stars: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm/bay/search.summary/orgid/5271.htm
- http://www.secondharvest.org/default2.asp

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