From [SkypeJournal](http://www.skypejournal.com/blog/archives/2005/09/katrinahelp_wik.php) and [Dina](http://radio.weblogs.com/0121664/2005/09/05.html#a690):
> The [KatrinaHelp Wiki Network](http://katrinahelp.info/) was initially conceived in many different people’s minds at approximately the same time worldwide. It represents a clear and direct effort at helping coordination, communication, and cooperation for rescue, recovery, and relief efforts. In conjunction with Skype, SkypeJournal and [Khaos Labs](http://www.khaoslabs.com/), they have set up a messaging centre using Skype and its API.
We helped with some SkypeOut credit. If you can provide help to the hurricane victims, [Red Cross is accepting donations](https://www.redcross.org/donate/redir.asp?OID=Skype&DID=09022005).
**UPDATE:** here’s an e-mail we got from a Skype user. We’re glad we could be of help!
> I have two homes in the U.S. One in northern Michigan (where we spend the summers) and one in NEW ORLEANS, home of Katrina. Our grown children are in New Orleans and we are currently in Michigan. It has been impossible to contact the children on regular phone lines, due the disruptions Katrina has caused. Sometimes we were able to make contact on Skype when all other attempts failed. We are very appreciative of the service Skype has given us in this difficult period. THANK YOU