Can we have a temporary front page like we had during the "BiC Pen debacle" only with a message similar to this:
I think the fine folks here can and will make a difference if prompted.In an effort to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina the Red Cross needs cash donations ASAP. http://www.redcross.org/
Cash donations are much better than donating material items as it's much easier to convert the funds in to exactly what they need rather than having to inventory and transport randomly donated items.
If your employer is matching donations by all means do it that way