ADC Calls on Community to Support Victims of Hurricane Katrina

Washington, DC, August 31
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) calls on all people to extend a hand of support to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the Gulf Coast earlier this week. Hundreds are anticipated dead in the States of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, and thousands more are injured. In addition, more than 1 million residents remain without electricity, and some without clean drinking water. It is unknown how many residents have been displaced. According to officials, it could be weeks, if not months, before most will be able to return to their homes. The damage to the Gulf Coast is estimated at $25 billion.
Please contact the following relief organizations, for information on how you can help:
American Red Cross
800-229-819,1-866-GET-INFO or 866-438-4636
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Alabama Emergency Management Agency
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency
601-352-9100; 24-hour emergency line, 800-222-MEMA or 800-222-6362
Florida Division of Emergency Management

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