From the SCBWI web site:

SCBWI Members Affected by Hurricane Katrina
If you are an SCBWI Member in need of help because of Hurricane Katrina whether it be transportation, food, shelter, or other services, please call the SCBWI Hurricane Hotline at 1-877-547-2294 and let us know:

  • what services you need.
  • the best way to reach you (phone, email, etc.).

Our staff will return your call as soon as possible with resources or a local contact for immediate help.

SCBWI Members in the Surrounding Areas
If you are an SCBWI Member in Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Missouri, Georgia, or another nearby state, and would like to offer transportation, food, shelter, or other services, please email with your contact information and what help you can offer.

SCBWI Members in Other Areas
The SCBWI will be establishing a fund to provide help to schools and libraries in the Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi areas. Watch this space for more information. Right now, we are more concerned with saving lives and encourage you in the meantime to donate to emergency relief efforts:

Network for Good (offers a comprehensive list of non-profits accepting donations)
American Red Cross (donation site hosted by Yahoo!)
Louisiana Library Association Disaster Relief (monetary donations to schools & libraries)
State Library of Louisiana Hurricane Assistance Links (links to help children, shelters, and more)
Humane Society of the United States (helping to save animals and return them to their owners)

Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to everyone affected by this awful tragedy.