Fortunate Enough to Not Need Relief Funds---Best Place To Give
For those of you fortunate to not need relief funds, here's an idea. Give it away. Where? Many local community churches have food pantries that will be in desperate need. Other types of food banks could also use the cash. These places often have deals with suppliers where every dollar they buy can get more than a dollar of food you might drop off. I've just learned about Feeding America an organization that represents several hundred food banks nationally. Organizations like Project Self Sufficiency as well as your community churches are also good as they evaluate needs and may offer payments to subsidize rent.
Can't give money? Consider giving blood. The American Red Cross has blood donation stations open 7 days a week. A quick google search will find you the closest one near you and its hours of operation.