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September 7, 2005

Source: Brandon University:
http://www.brandonu.ca/news/article.asp?A_ID=808

Be involved: do what you can to help Katrina's victims

BRANDON, MB - A crisis such as the one being faced by the people of New Orleans and Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina reminds us of how important it is that we be prepared to help our neighbours in times of adversity. It also reminds us of just how small the world is-a disaster of such proportions inevitably affects alumni and other people from our own community who now live in the affected area or have friends and family that do.

In this time of need, Brandon University would like to encourage students, faculty, staff and friends to do what they can to help. Please consider contacting one of the relief organizations listed below to make a donation or to find out how else you can contribute.

America's Second Harvest
Toll-free phone: 1-800-344-8070
Online: http://www.secondharvest.org/

Canadian Red Cross
Toll-free phone: 1-800-418-1111
Online: http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=014588&tid=032

Catholic Charities
Toll-free phone: 1-800-919-9338
Online: www.catholiccharities.org

Church World Services
Toll-free phone: 1-800-297-1516
Online: http://www.catholiccharities.org/ccabout.html

Mennonite Disaster Service
Toll-free phone: 1-866-261-1274
Online: http://www.mds.mennonite.net/

Network for Good
Toll-free phone: 1-866-650-4636
Online: http://www.networkforgood.org/

Salvation Army
Toll-free phone: 1-800-725-2769
Online: http://www.salvationarmy.ca/home/default.asp

Of course, these are only a few of many organizations that are working tirelessly to rebuild infrastructure and spirit for the victims of Katrina. However you choose to help, the Consumers' Bureau of Manitoba offers the following simple tips for protecting your donation:

ĚCheck if a fundraising group is authorized by contacting the Consumers' Bureau toll-free at
1-800-782-0067, or by visiting them online at http://www.gov.mb.ca/finance/cca/consumb/.
ĚNever send cash in the mail.
ĚDo not give your credit card number to anyone you do not know.

Remember: every little bit counts and no amount of assistance is too small.

For more information, please contact:

Kelly Stifora
Communications Officer
Brandon University
Phone: 204-727-9762
Email: communications@brandonu.ca

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