First Things, Katrina and The Salvation Army
I've just completed two donations to The Salvation Army, one personal and one from the company I own, for victims of Katrina. I'm going to wait a day or two and then vent on the complete collapse of the government aid, relief,and preparedness and those idiots that depend on government. But, right now, people are in dire need. And the Salvation Army is THE organization that time and time again ALWAYS comes through. And the reason I recommend the Salvation Army is the stories my Uncle Harold (who was a WWII and Battle of the Bulge combat vet) told me about the Salvation Army versus that other charity/relief organization. And Uncle Harold's stories are confirmed by my other WWII veteran friends.
So, I urge you to contact the Salvation Army and donate.
They are the boots on the ground, long term people that get the job done.