Hurricane Gustav made landfall earlier today, and it shouldn’t be hard to find ways to help through your favorite charitable organization. (Bonus for anarcho-capitalists: go ahead and pretend those evil taxes you pay are for charity.)
One of the first requests for help I received was, oddly enough, from Design Observer. It seems the AIGA’s New Orleans chapter is mobilizing its members to direct relief from the design industry to affected areas. DO has a good list of ways to help, including non-design organizations.