Philip and Mike, could the wiki help initiate a fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina? Could you guys use the same system you did for the Wiki Donations to set up an account for Hurricane donations? If you think this page is a dumb idea, just delete hard feelings JimSchwab

There's no sense in setting up a PayPal account for donations, but I added a list of organizations accepting donations. -MikeIvanov

Thanks Mike! JimSchwab

Charities Accepting Donations NOW

Here is a short list of some of the better-known charitable organizations that can use your help. Most, if not all, take donations through their web sites.

  • American Red Cross (800) HELP-NOW
  • The Salvation Army (800) SAL-ARMY (725-2769)
  • Mercy Corps (888) 256-1900
  • America's Second Harvest (800) 771-2303
  • For a much more comprehensive list, try here
  • Charities are also signing up new volunteers to travel out to the disaster area to help with the relief efforts. Normally the Red Cross requires a commitment of up to 3 weeks, but this time they are allowing for 9-day commitments. If you can spare the time and want to help, hop on board. Salvation Army (and probably the other relief agencies) are also accepting new volunteers.

Ideas for Fundraising

Possible Donators

Possible Organizers