Help Through NAD:
"We have made it easy for people to donate on-line to help speed up the giving process," continued Bloch. To make a donation to the NAD Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund, go to http://www.nad.org/katrinarelief. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The NAD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
If you prefer to pay by check, please make your donation payable to NAD Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund and mail to: NAD Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund, 814 Thayer Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
Deaf and hard of hearing survivors desperately need your help to begin to rebuild their lives and their communities. Please do your part today to assist the members of our community who have lost so much.
As Ridor states, the American Red Cross discriminates against gay people, so I haven't donated to them, preferring instead to work directly with Deaf organizations so that my money doesn't go to racist hearing assholes. (Apologies to non-racist hearing non-assholes, but there it is.)
So what will the money be used for?
The NAD formed the NAD Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund to directly aid deaf and hard of hearing Americans impacted by this tragic event. The fund will be used to assist organizations and schools who are providing resources to feed, clothe and shelter displaced deaf and hard of hearing survivors and their families and to enable communication access to needed programs and services.
Just fine - but if I were a NAD member, I might ask for the use of funds to be documented and transparent. I'm curious to see where the money goes and how it's used. Is there any coordination with other organizations? There are no links to the Louisiana School for the Deaf which seems to be the point location for Deaf survivors from Orleans. So what CONCRETE things will this money be used for?