People around the nation and the world are eager to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina so to coordinate their efforts three gulf states have come together to let people know what victims actually need. The states of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana have established Hurricane Katrina hotlines to help coordinate public contributions of money, goods, and services to assist victims. The toll–free numbers are answered by a representative who takes your name and contact information as well as what you wish to donate. The information is then reviewed by emergency relief workers in the field and calls are returned to those whose services or donations are needed. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency monetary donations are critical at this time to assist organizations like the American Red Cross that is hard at work providing relief in affected areas.
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