My wife Jill just created a new blog called Alternative Giving
. Living Houston one of the things we discovered is that many of the shelters here are not supported by the Red Cross because of all the red tape you have to go through to be a certified Red Cross shelter. Most of the people we know here in Houston are spending a lot of their free time helping out at the shelters as much as they can, but our people and money resources are being put to the test.
So my wife Jill decided there needed to be a way for people outside of Texas to support these shelters that aren't well advertised. Jill is posting contact information about these non-Red Cross shelters so people can contact hem and help them out. Check out here site at http://alternativegiving.blogspot.com/