I had job-related things to do. I also collected and bought goods to send to the NJ/NY Hurricane Sandy relief effort. Spent way more than I’d intended to, but I haven’t lost everything, just full-time hours. And my family and friends made out very well, so we’re very fortunate and can spare some for those who need it more.
There are a ton of relief efforts out there. Find one, if you haven’t already, and donate something–money, goods, time, anything.