A list of some worthwhile disaster relief agencies:
Network for Good (www.networkforgood.org) is a nonprofit that guides you to a number of disaster relief charities, including the United Way in Louisiana.
Noah's Wish (www.noahswish.org) This group rescues animals caught in disasters. 530-622-9313.
AmeriCares Foundation (www.americares.org) Thirty percent of this wide-ranging charity's budget goes to disaster relief. 800-486-4357.
Feed the Children (www.feedthechildren.org) 800-525-7575.
American Kidney Fund (www.kidneyfund.org) Provides emergency help for those with kidney ailments or needing dialysis. 800-638-8299.
Catholic Charities (www.catholiccharitiesusa.org) Operates in parishes throughout the affected states. 800-919-9338.
America's Second Harvest (www.secondharvest.org) Its website promises that 100 percent of donations will go to Hurricane Katrina relief. 800-344-8070.
United Methodist Committee on Relief (www.umcor.org) UMCOR already has executives and consultants on the ground in the Gulf Coast and uses donations for its three-phase relief plan. 800-554-8583.
Convoy of Hope (www.convoyofhope.org) The charity's Disaster Response Teams have a distribution point in Picayune, Miss. 417-823-8998.
Samaritan's Purse (www.samaritanspurse.org) 800-567-8183.
American Red Cross (www.redcross.org) 800-HELP-NOW (435-7669).
Please see the Hurricance Relief section of The List for events and fundraisers happening around the Bay area in the coming days.