where to send help directly to the people who need it most

"Let the People Rebuild New Orleans"*

UPDATE: Community Labor United now has a website.

I've been looking at a lot of materials over for almost two weeks, and although many people have offered suggestions for directing money or other help to the people of New Orleans, I would like to suggest the importance of supporting the grassroots reconstruction of New Orleans by contributing whatever we can to:

The Peoples' Hurricane Fund organized by Community Labor United [see my post from one week ago, or this piece in The Nation for information]
For additional community resources and organizations over the long haul, see these New Orleans people:
The Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana,
The Justice Center and
Critical Resistence

the headline of Naomi Klein's September 8 piece in The Nation