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By now the destruction created by Hurricane Katrina is widely known, with many people dead and hurt, and millions rendered homeless. Here are several ways to help out with the relief efforts.

The best way to contribute is to give money, and we recommend giving to the American Red Cross.

Apple is helping with the aid efforts by making it possible for you to donate via the iTunes Music Store. You can go direct to the iTunes Music Store window in your iTunes Music player and donate from US$5 to US$200. The proceeds will go directly to the American Red Cross.

You can now also donate to the Katrina relief efforts by SMS directly from your Palm Treo 650 smartphone or any mobile phone.

* Cingular Wireless sent a text message to every subscriber asking if they would like to donate US$1.99. Simply reply with yes to donate.
* Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel and ALLTEL customers can make a US$5 donation by sending the text message “give” to the number “24357” (2GIVE).

Every little bit helps. I presume that the amount will be added to your monthly bill.

Finally, you can also donate via credit card directly to the American Red Cross. Minimum contribution is US$5.

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