Here's a couple of great organizations that can use financial assistance now due to Katrina's devastation:
The People's Institute
From their website: "The People’s Institute believes that effective community and institutional change happens when those who would make change understand how race and racism function as a barrier to community self determination and self sufficiency."
"The People’s Institute was created to develop more analytical, culturally-rooted and effective community organizers."
Their New Orleans' offices were destroyed.
The Acorn Institute
From their website: "ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities."
ACORN's Headquarters, in New Orleans, LA, and the homes and neighborhoods of many of its members there, have been devastated by hurricane Katrina.