MOSAIC NOLA:The Gentilly Project

Friday, September 30, 2005

Personal Lifelines to Katrina Evacuees

Today I was on the phone with Shelley, a New Hampshire resident who runs a group called SOS Helpers. She has a friend in Houston who goes to the Astrodome and identifies the needs of particular evacuee families. Once the friend identifies the family, goods and services, Shelley sends express shipments and/or arranges for other help. Who says that you can't reach evacuees from a distance...and she does it more with the phone and commerical shipping services than with the Internet.

Shelley had a lot to say about evacuees, how they are perceived, and the kinds of things that they need. Hope to talk to her more about this, and report it here in some form.


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