Helping in the Wake of Natural Disaster...
After having helped with Hurricane Relief work after Katrina, I encourage anyone who wants to help with donations to give monetarily to charities, instead of donating supplies and "stuff." Unfortunately the generosity of stuff tends to overwhelm distribution centers and so much ends up going to waste.
A few months after Katrina we threw away dumpsters-full of food, clothing, and school supplies - not because it wasn't wanted or needed but because the distribution center was overwhelmed with too much random stuff to organize and distribute in a timely fashion and sadly all these donations were quickly ruined by mice and water damage.
Please donate money instead so they can buy and coordinate what they essentially need right now and don't overwhelm them further logistically.