Ten Things to Help Katrina Survivors
1. The American Red Cross needs cash donations, and is offering donation banners for web sites here.
2. The Associated Press's Contact Info for Katrina Relief Aid Groups page.
3. BlondeSense's AnntiChrist and friends are collecting donations, buying supplies and taking them directly to a shelter.
4. Books and other reading material can be sent directly to evacuees in Houston; address and details at Tobias Buckell's weblog here.
5. 91% of what you donate to FeedtheChildren.org goes to feed children.
6. Habitat for Humanity has long been in the business of building homes for the needy; they need donations and volunteers to help with their part in the relief effort.
7. Liberal Blogs for Hurricane Relief are trying to raise $1 million for the Red Cross. To date, they've collected $152,572.00
8. Tobias Buckell also recommended ModestNeeds.org, an organization that helps families who need emergency funds.
9. Find a relief group near you by doing a state search at NetworkForGood.org.
10. Noah's Wish rescues and shelters animals caught in disasters; you can donate to their cause here.
Someone made an excellent suggestion to me the other day I'd like to tack on here and the Do Something thread: most of us have bottles, bowls or other collections of coins somewhere in our homes. Instead of letting those pennies rust, why not donate the money to Katrina Relief? You can find donation boxes and jars at places like grocery stores and churches; often you'll see police and fire fighters collecting at street corners.