If you're interested, here are some trustworthy sites through which you may make a donation:
- Red Cross
- Network for Good
- US Humane Society Diaster Relief Fund
- Salvation Army
- Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Many of these Web sites are operating slowly today because of traffic from others who wish to donate, so please stay patient.
There is also a unique site that has been launched to try to match those in need of shelter with those who have it to offer. Not sure how much it can help in the short-run since the Katrina victims don't have electricity or access to the Internet, but it can't hurt to share the site: http://www.shelterforkatrina.org/.