Some more info.
in an email from the Buddhist Peace Fellowship:
Emergency Aid Organizations:
American Red Cross www.redcross.org
America?s Second Harvest: The Nation?s Food Bank Network 800-344-8070 www.secondharvest.org
American Friends Service Committee www.donatefast.com/donate/index.cfm?id=afcrisis
Other Ways to Help:
If you have housing to offer (or if you are seeking housing), look at Craig's List New Orleans: http://neworleans.craigslist.org/hhh/
[Craigs List also maintains forums for Baton Rouge, Houston, Jackson, Mobile, and Pensacola]
or visit MoveOn.org's Hurricane Housing page: www.hurricanehousing.org/
They have set up a zip code just for the astrodome complex in order to accept packages for refugees.
You are able to send the package just " general delivery" and they will give the items to whoever needs them.
You are able to send the package to a specific person if you know they are there.
You are able to send the package marked " children 0-12 mos " " nursing mothers" etc. if you would like.
The address is:
General Delivery ( or name/group here )
Houston, Texas 77230
find out about local orgs in the region that will need help with longer term recovery efforts: