While it’s impossible to truthfully claim that everything has been said about the disaster that was Hurricane Katrina, there certainly has been an incredible amount of discussion on and offline. Rather than repeating what surely everyone has heard by now, I’d rather just point any giving-minded readers towards what I think is the best starting point, the Katrina Help Wiki. Another good starting point is nola.com (The Times-Picayune Online).
Before making any monetary donations to an organization, make sure you have done sufficient research. There are people trying to make a couple bucks off other people’s tragedy. Be aware of the existence of scams before signing the check or clicking the “Paypal Donate!” button.
Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published August 31, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.