Instapundit has a handy list of Katrina relief sites if you want to give. The Red Cross site is difficult to access, probably overloaded. In any event, you can send a check to the Red Cross at this address: American Red Cross, PO Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.
And, if you send a check rather than use your credit card online you save the charity the percentage fee, as much as 5 percent, that the card companies take off the top. Might be a nice gesture if they suspended that in emergencies, no?
Solid local coverage of the catastrophe unfolding in N.O. from the Times – Picayune here.