Americans have a long history of responding to people in need an providing disaster relief. The web is a great place to help provide information, raise funds and help with these worthy efforts. This category lists web sites for organizations working to help those in need. This is an open directory. If you know of additional resources, please add their link.
NOTE: There is often a flury of bogus charities that appear in times of need. I find it is generally best to donate to larger organizations that are better able to assess needs and have the expertise to get aid to where it is needed.
Red Cross (www.icrc.org) The ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) organizes relief efforts.
American Red Cross (www.redcross.org) The American Red Cross has chapters throughout the United States. The organization prepares for and responds to disasters throughout the United States and world.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (www.fema.gov) FEMA is tasked with disaster mitigation, preparedness, response & recovery planning. FEMA helps organize the state and federal disaster relief efforts.
AmeriCares (www.americares.org) AmeriCares is a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization providing immediate response to emergency medical needs, as well as supporting long-term humanitarian assistance programs.
Ready.gov (www.ready.gov) Web site by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
United Way of America (national.unitedway.org) United Way helps coordinate chartible organizations in the local community and throughout the world. The United Way is often the the first online with needed resources in times of disaster.