PZ links us to a secular place to contribute to disaster victims. He's always diligent about assuring that atheists actively engage in their communities and charities are an important part of that. At the risk of undermining the effort, I don't want to donate.
I don't want to have to feel like my check is important for someone else's disaster relief. I don't want to have to pick out a private charitable organization, and I don't want to have to decide the amount of money I think will be sufficient. I don't want to be picking and choosing which communities to fund based on which one moves me the most on the TV. I don't want the success of a disaster relief effort to be based on my personal generosity, or anyone else's for that matter.
I want to live in a country where disasters are handled by federal, state and local agencies. I want civil servants and other experts to determine the level of response to each event. I want politicians to assure that those agencies and departments are properly funded, staffed and equipped. I want those funds and equipment fairly and equitably distributed. Above all I want everyone to feel that they live in a country that cares for its citizens, and does what needs to be done to prepare for and respond to the kinds of natural and man-made disasters that can and will strike communities.
Individuals cannot solve systemic problems, and I'm sick of being asked to.