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Subject: Re:More on HURRICANE
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2005 00:32:15 EDT
There are other things that you don't see on the national news, and it is
not all bad news.
I live in Austin, TX. We currently have close over 800 people from the
New Orleans area living here. Many left before the storm and have been here
I belong to an e-mail list that has set up a list of people, who are
willing to house families. Hundreds have signed up to do this. The Red Cross
will not work to help with the housing effort because of the legal issues, which
is understandable. People in Austin are driving over to the shelter and
taking people home with them. The people from New Orleans are very grateful for
the help and are now thinking they might want to stay and live in our city.
One of our local industries has provided jobs. We don't need as many city
buses on the weekend as we do during the week, therefore a caravan of our city
buses left today to go to New Orleans for more. The same thing is happening
in San Antonio and Dallas and many cities in between.
An individual resident of Austin donated $10,000 to the Red Cross today.
Everyone I talk to has made a financial donation. Children are giving their
allowance. Complaining will not get us anywhere. Choose what you will do
and do it.