For Vibrant Brides of Color

Praying Our Brides: Victims of Hurricane Katrina

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 5% of all our broom sales will go to help.

Picture of rubble in a flooded area north of Biloxi's Back Bay.

This past week has been nerve racking for our Caribbean and Southern brides. Hurricane Katrina has swept through Western Florida, Lousiana, Missisipppi and Alabama leaving behind her chaos and a trail of tears. Black families are suffering great losses to an already dimished economy as many are left homeless and in the next few months maybe years-- jobless! As a Caribbean woman, we spend every six months dreading a storm and the damage to friends and relatives back home. With Hurrican Marilyn to took 18 months to get electricity and over 2 years to get cable. We understand your situation. We continue to pray for you and your families. We are here for you. Post your thoughts and prayers here.

Here Is How You Can Help

Volunteers are direly needed but, should not report directly to the affected areas unless directed by a voluntary agency. Volunteer agencies provide a wide variety of services after disasters, such as clean up, childcare, housing repair, crisis counseling, sheltering and food.

(Watch video of the man describing the loss of his wife -- 1:07)

Here is a list of phone numbers set up solely for cash donations and/or volunteers.

Donate cash to:

American Red Cross
1-800-HELP NOW (435-7669) English,

1-800-257-7575 Spanish;

Operation Blessing

AmericaÂ’s Second Harvest

Donate Cash to and Volunteer with:

Adventist Community Services

B'nai B'rith International

Catholic Charities, USA

Christian Disaster Response
941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee

Church World Service


Convoy of Hope

Corporation for National and Community Service Disaster Relief Fund
(202) 606-6718

Lutheran Disaster Response

Mennonite Disaster Service

Nazarene Disaster Response

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Salvation Army

1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769)

Southern Baptist Convention -- Disaster Relief
1-800-462-8657, ext. 6440

United Methodist Committee on Relief

For further information: visit the website for the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) at:

This list of organizations is provided by the National Organization of Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster. Please email if you are interested in having your organization added to the list.

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