Masjid Bilal Ibn Rabah Center in Algier's neighborhood of New Orleans, Lousiana is now a people's health clinic - with volunteers from all over providing important services to the area residents.
Malik Rahim, a former Black Panther, and a Green Party candidate for city council has been instrumental in forming Common Ground, a community-run organization offering temporary assistance and mutual aid to the citizens of New Orleans and the surrounding areas.
Click here (web streaming) and listen to an interview with Malik Rahim, describing the first few days after the hurricane - this was recorded on September 7th, 2005. (Begins with anasheed).
(Or click here to listen/subscribe to the ihsan podcast on itunes)
See also Izzy Mo's blog for more information and first hand account of the floods.