The First District police of Washington, DC, announced that 400 families will be arriving on Monday to stay in the Armory. Their needs at this time are bottled water and anything that would constitute a care package; for example, toothbrushes, toothpaste, blankets, undergarments, soap, etc. These items can be brought to the First District office located at 415 4th St SW.
Meanwhile the Washington Post published a list of online resources and ways to help the victims in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and in the ravaged Gulf coast area.
Or you can donate directly at the Red Cross.
If you live within 350 miles of the devastated area and can provide shelter, please visit HurricaneHousing.org.
Every little bit helps!