Pitching in…

It was an easy task to find gold star winners this week. These companies, among others, have already pledged money and other donations to help out victims of Hurricane Katrina. See the full list at CNN/Money’s website.

Papa John’s (PZZA) is providing up to 10,000 pizzas to people arriving at the Astrodome from the Superdome. The company is also offering 150 delivery jobs open across the Houston area to people evacuated from New Orleans as a chance for them to get back on their feet.

Abbott Labs (ABT) has pledged to contribute $4 million, $2 million in cash donations and an initial $2 million in nutritional and medical products to help victims.

Finally, Chevron (CVX) is making a $5 million donation — $3 million to the Red Cross and $2 million to local charities in the area.

UPDATE: Wal-Mart (WMT) is committed to providing $17 million in relief efforts. That is certainly gold-star worthy.

Our thoughts are with all of the people impacted by Katrina. will be back on Monday with your Friday after-the-bell filings. Enjoy the Labor Day weekend.