I'm cross-posting this on related threads:
Here's a bunch of organizations to which you can donate, courtesy of Instapundit:
FLOOD AID UPDATE: Here are some places you can donate to hurricane Katrina relief: (Bumped to top -- scroll down for current posts.)
American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/
Catholic Charities is involved, and probably has lots of resources to draw on in the heavily Catholic New Orleans area: http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/news/katrina.cfm
Austin Bay is recommending Episcopal Relief and Development: http://www.er-d.org/
Liz at Rightalk suggests that animal lovers donate to the Humane Society: https://secure.hsus.org/01/disaster_relief_fund_2005?
Here's a link to Mennonite Disaster Services: http://www.mds.mennonite.net/ The Sanity Inspector says they're highly efficient.
Reader Peter Viditto recommends The Mercy Corps: http://www.mercycorps.org/
Here's the link for Methodist Relief: http://www.methodistrelief.org/site/pp.asp?c=bhKNI4PHIpE&b=876335
The Salvation Army does good work: http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/ (WalMart just gave them a million dollars, but that's just the barest beginning of what's needed.)
Hugh Hewitt recommends Samaritan's Purse: http://www.samaritanspurse.com/
Scott Ott recommends Southern Baptist Disaster Relief:
I'll keep updating this as I get new suggestions.
Jay Allen has a further suggestion:
I would suggest people donate through their companies whenever possible. Most major corporations offer matching funds to the dollar for charitable donations. Find who's collecting money for relief efforts, then file for a match through your employer instead of sending to the agency directly.
Not bad -- if your employer is supporting this.
Chuck Simmins is tracking corporate donations: http://blog.simmins.org/2005/08/katrina-donations-begin.html
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