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September 1, 2005

Families of September 11 (FOS11) is deeply saddened by the events of Hurricane Katrina. Our hearts go out to those directly affected by the storm and its aftermath. The devastation is immense, the loss unspeakable and painful. FOS11 stands in unity with survivors and those who have lost loved ones, homes, and communities. FOS11 also honors relief and recovery workers that are sacrificing and working tirelessly to help those in need and save lives.

In an effort to provide immediate support to FOS11 members and others seeking resources and information, below is a partial list of organizations that have information on the relief efforts, how to find family members, and where to donate. Again, FOS11 will keep victims and relief workers in our thoughts in the coming days, weeks, and months.

FEMA: 1-800-621-FEMA (TTY: 1-800-462-7585), www.fema.gov

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD): www.nvoad.org

American Red Cross: 1-800-HELP-NOW or www.redcross.org

America's Second Harvest: 1-800-344-8070 or www.secondharvest.org

United Methodist Committee on Relief: 1-800-554-8583, http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor/emergency/hurricanes/2005/

Salvation Army: 1-800-SAL-ARMY, www.salvationarmyusa.org

Catholic Charities: 1-800-919-9338, www.catholiccharitiesusa.org

Church World Service: 1-800-297-1516, www.churchworldservice.org

Southern Baptist Convention -- Disaster Relief: 1-800-462-8657, ext. 6440 or www.namb.net

Lutheran Disaster Response: 1-800-638-3522, www.elca.org/disaster

Adventist Community Services: 1-800-381-7171, www.adventist.communityservices.org

Families of September 11 (FOS11) would like to remind our members that September is National Preparedness Month. This nationwide effort encourages Americans to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and schools. For more information on National Preparedness Month, visit www.ready.gov/npm. For more preparedness resources, please visit the FOS11 website at: www.familiesofseptember11.org/resources.aspx?s=23.