Remember to keep it up:
Right now, Amazon has collected $7,988,270.89 from 75,150 donors. Overall, according to this tally, $329 million have been donated.
Also, here is a registry for folks to find out if their friends and loved ones in the region are alright.
Also, check out Hurricane Housing.
There is a massive wikipedia project going on right now to consolidate all the various missing/found persons databases for Katrina victims. They need people to do data entry from home.
For more info and/or to start working NOW:
Need help with volunteer data entry
It wouldn’t kill you to give a shout-out to HurricaneHousing dot org .
It’s also worth seeking out companies that will do a donation match. On a website for record collectors I frequent, a bunch of regulars are selling some of our most prized records and sending the resulting money to folks on the board whose companies are doing dollar matching. Thus far, we’ve raised just under $6000, and with a three-to-one match, that $6000 becomes $18,000. It’s not a gaudy sum, but pooling our money and funnelling it through a donation match maximizes the effort.
And remember that you can give via iTunes Music Store. I’m sure they have plenty of bandwidth.
And remember that many high-tech companies will also generously dollar match. If you work for MS, remember that you can donate up to $12K per calendar year, and the company will match you dollar-for-dollar.