I'm sure you have been following the news and heard of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. In this time of distress, every cent counts, so if you can spare some money, please consider donating through any of these chanels:
Doctors Without Borders by clicking: https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=197&hbc=1&source=ADR1001E1D01
Red Cross via cell phone: you can text "Haiti" to 90999 to send a $10 donation to support Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti. The $10 donation will be billed to your next cell phone bill. The mobile giving effort raised more than $3 million by Thursday morning, and all money raised goes directly to support Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.
You can also drop off gently used clothing items at various locations around LA, and later - if your circumstances allow - can join the rebuilding efforts.
If you cannot afford to help now, you can just forward the information to your friends, maybe some of them can.