R.E.A.C.T. Hurricane Katrina - ARCHIVED

Thousands were killed and hundreds of thousands made homeless after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and the Gulf Coast of the USA. The huge recovery operation continues.

Responding to Emergencies with Appropriateness, Coordination and Timeliness.

If you have information to contribute, or if you need information you cannot find here, please let us know at react@globalhand.org.


Would you like to donate product to NGOs who are responding to this crisis?

You are welcome to place an offer of goods on the Global Hand site. Validated Global Hand members will be able to respond to your offer and use the goods in an appropriate and responsible manner.
Please indicate in the description of your offer that you would like the goods to go to Hurricane Katrina relief.


The following items have been utilised by NGOs meeting relief needs in New Orleans, Houston and elsewhere.

  • Food & water
    • High protein meals and MREs (meals-ready-to-eat)
    • Baby food
    • Bottled water
  • Blankets
  • Baby cots
  • New clothing
  • Shelter materials
  • Medical supplies & pharmaceuticals
  • Personal care kits (including toiletries such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, wash cloths, shampoo, and band aids)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Communications equipment, including satellite phone equipment
  • Building materials
  • Generators
  • Toys & recreational goods
  • Transportation, including commercial aircraft.

Click here to offer freight, human resources, funding or goods
Click here to view and respond to existing requests

Would you like further information?

Click here to see questions we are frequently asked by donors.

For your reference

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) List of NGOs Responding

ReliefWeb Map Centre
The ReliefWeb map centre contains detailed maps of areas affected. The website also includes press releases and other updates for Hurricane Katrina.


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Email: enquiries@globalhand.org
Phone: +852 2272 9390 for Hong Kong office (HQ)


Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States