I suggest every state (except MS, AL, LA and FL of course) make a donation for the survivors and victims equal to $5 for every resident in their own state.
For, example, Pennsylvania would send about $60 Million or $5 for each of the approximately 12 million residents in Pennsylvania. Since the state of Pennsylvania has an annual budget of about $4 Billion, giving away another $60 Million is less than a 1.5% increase. Hell, Governor Rendell spends that much each year on cheesestakes.
If every non-affected state did their share, the aggregate total would be more than $1.2 Billion dollars! That's a good start, heh?
So call your governor and tell him you approve the state donation!