Money: The Disasters That Keep on Giving

In the 10 days after Hurricane Katrina hit, Americans contributed a record-setting $587 million to help people affected by the storm. In a similar period, they donated $239 million after 9/11 and roughly $163 million after the Asian tsunami. Now, as the hurricane victims begin to focus on rebuilding their lives--and with the storm season still raging--new and creative ways to make charitable donations are emerging. Here are some twists you might consider:

Old charities are helping in new ways. All kinds of advocacy groups are carving out new funds to help special populations or leverage specific talents, such as supporting...

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