I just wanted to take the time to offer my condolences to those who are dealing with Hurricane Sandy. I grew up in the Northeast; many of my friends and family are still in the region. From what I can gather, they are all safe, although there has been quite a bit of flooding and power outages. I am also grateful to see our politicians laying aside their campaigning to deal with this disaster, as this is an issue that transcends partisanship.
If you want to help out with disaster relief - either by donating time, money, or blood - the Red Cross is a good resource. Anne-Marie, over at the blog "The Menacing Kitten", also offers some excellent tips for donating in the wake of a disaster.