... to Katrina's fringes or know someone who does live in Houston or up in the Mississippi evac zone, we received a suggestion from one of our reades here who's in a shelter -- check and see if any of your LOCAL shelters needs physical help. Red Cross et al are doing a wonderful job coordinating the monies, but the physical locales are often not even remotely equipped to handle the bump in business. For example, he wrote and told me that they needed help in watching all the kids while the adults went out and hunted up housing, medicine, etc. Nicely enough, the local college fraternities/sororities are stepping up to staff at his location.
Pitching essay coming tonight, so value for your dollar in transit.