Brad Pitt's Make It Right foundation is geared towards helping hurricane Katrina victims rebuild in New Orleans. Brad is putting a call out to all American families to be generous and giving this Christmas season by donating to the cause and helping New Orleans families as they fight "the fight of the their lives." The biggest focus of the efforts is rebuilding the homes that were lost, and doing it in a speedy and environmentally conscious way.
Donating to the cause is a great gift, either as a straight monetary amount given in a loved one's name or through giving them a t-shirt or hat to promote and support the cause.
After last year's brutal hurricane season - and predictions that this year will be just as bad - it seems like a good time to invest in some disaster supplies, just to be on the safe side. Engadget Mobile posted about a $5,000 Personal Hurricane Kit made by Assemble Communications. It won't hold a lot of food or water, but the waterproof suitcase has a battery-powered satellite antenna to let you make calls to loved ones and emergency personnel. Even to FEMA, if you're so inclined. The kit comes with 400 minutes of air-talk time and 150 mb of internet access, as you can hook it up to a laptop with ease, though checking your e-mail or surf the net may not be the best thing to do in an emergency situation.