Give blood-Contact: 310-445-9900 and/or http://www.redcross.org/blood.
Donate money to an established organization.
Set up your own 'Neighborhood Watch' group though Rancho Palos Verdes Neighborhood Watch- Trains neighbors to assist neighbors. Contact: 310-539-1661 and/or home.netcom.com/~rpvnw
Get to know your neighbors. Find out if anyone has specialized equipment, like a power generator or expertise such as medical knowledge, that might help in a crisis. Make arrangements to check on your neighbor's home or pets if one of you is away when a disaster strikes.