I'm a member of RWA (Romance Writers of Amerca) and after our planned annual conference was washed out by the devastating floods in Nashville (our hotel was supposed to be the Gaylord Opryland) many writers were moved to do something to help the people of the flood region in Tennessee.
This is the link to a very successful online auction being put on by writers and industry professionals. If you're a writer or you love to read, you should definitely check it out. There are some amazing offerings!
Do the Write Thing for Nashville
(BTW, our conference has not been cancelled, but rescheduled to the Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. All of us here at Spacefreighters Lounge plan to be there along with other members of the SFR Brigade.)