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Here is a list of aid organizations that were featured in this week's issue of PEOPLE:
The American Academy of Pediatrics Friends of Children Fund
is accepting public contributions to ease the plight of children in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. All money collected will support pediatric relief efforts in the affected areas.
The Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund
is accepting online donations, and checks mailed to either: The Office of President William Clinton, Re: the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, 55 W. 125th St., New York, NY 10027
The Office of President George H.W. Bush, Re: the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, 10000 Memorial Drive, Suite 900, Houston, TX 77024
People who want to help four-legged victims of Katrina can donate money to: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Disaster Relief Fund,
(866) 275-3923 or The North Shore Animal League of America,
Texas Children's Hospital
in Houston, where Nash Norwood (the 3-year-old boy with Down syndrome and leukemia) is staying, is accepting donations to help patients and families affected by the hurricane. Gifts will go toward payment of medical treatment at Texas Children’s for Katrina relief effort patients who do not have insurance, Medicaid or other means; transportation; and other expenses. The hospital will also accept donations of gift cards to local merchants. For more information, call 832-824-1500 or visit its web site
Teach for America,
the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools, has established a Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate and long-term support for those members of their community who suffered losses from the hurricane. This fund will provide grants and loans to Teach For America corps members, staff, and alumni based on need.
The Children’s Health Fund (CHF)
is deploying an emergency response team made up of doctors, nurses, and mental health workers to provide immediate medical relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. You can help this effort mobilize today by donating to “Operation