Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The Relief Effort in Plaquemine, LA

We spent the day cleaning up yards. That was the easiest thing that we could think of to do. This evening we learned of another opportunity.

We have almost 200 evacuees from New Orleans staying in our local High School. They have lost everything. Most of them had only packed for a couple of days, thinking that they would be able to soon return home.

We are now collecting anything that we can get our hands on to help these people out. Unfortunately, Wal-Mart told us that they would not give us a discount, citing the fact that "they had already given some stuff". That burns me up.

This disaster is worse than I had ever imagined. I only had time to sit down and look at the footage about an hour ago. It's horrible.

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