Although it could have been much worse, Hurricane
Katrina has passed through southern Louisiana leaving a trail of
wreckage in its wake. New Orleans is a very special place to me, and
I'm encouraging people to visit Network for Good's page on Hurricane Relief Efforts, where you'll find numerous ways to help the people who are now putting the city back together.
I just donated $100 each to the American National Red Cross, Charity Hospital of Lousiana at New Orleans, and Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans. I also gave $15 to Network for Good themselves, to help support their efforts to make online giving easier and more secure.
UPDATE: Although the storm itself didn't cause as much damage in New Orleans as was expected, the aftermath has been terrible and continues to get worse. The levees have burst, pumps aren't working because there's no electricity, and the floodwaters are continuing to rise. If you can help, click on the links above.