After Katrina/Rita…Some Secular Options to Consider

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The Atheist Alliance International is a democratic association of independent, autonomous atheist societies. The AAI’s Web center has a “Hurricane Help” link (upper right corner) and a secure donating mechanism via the low-cost KAGI system (your donation appears as a “purchase,” but it is not; rather it is a donation to an earmarked fund within the AAI). The thrust of the AAI endeavor is targeted long-term toward the rebuilding of ruined library collections and school science labs in the region.

The KAGI site is:


The Council for Secular Humanism is part of the Center for Inquiry, which has launched an initiative to raise charitable funds for the gulf coast area. It encourages all to step forward and make a contribution through SHARE, which is a subgroup of CSH. All donations to SHARE from this campaign will go to AmeriCares for the benefit of victims of Hurricane Katrina. 

AmeriCares is a nonprofit aid and relief organization that coordinates distribution of medical supplies in response to natural disasters and for long-term humanitarian assistance programs.  AmeriCares maintains stocks of emergency medical supplies and works with corporate donors to get needed supplies to disaster areas. The address of SHARE is PO Box 664, Amherst, NY 14226, or you may make your contribution to SHARE  through our secure online server at



The American Humanist Association has received an outpouring of requests from members who wish to give “as Humanists” to the relief efforts and in response has set up a secure website for giving online while at the same time attempting to establish a permanent, unambiguously Humanist, means of supporting relief efforts by offering the option to allocate 5% of your donation toward establishing “Humanist Charities” for better responding to catastrophes like this. For the secure site, go to:



American Atheists is a nationwide movement which defends the civil rights of nonbelievers, works for the separation of church and state, and addresses issues of First Amendment public policy. The American Atheists’ website has links to a number of sites.

AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS (founded by Deist-Unitarian Clara Barton) []
NETWORK FOR GOOD (has numerous listings for helping groups, religious and secular) []
HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES (our winged and four-legged friends need help, too!) []