Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Houston, We Have Company
My hometown of Houston, already home to thousands of storm refugees from Katrina, is preparing to receive an additional 25,000 refugees. Where? We're converting the Astrodome, of course. I'd encourage anyone who is considering how to help with the relief efforts to consider helping Houston with the 25,000 refugees being bused in today (FEMA caravan, approximately 500 buses), or the thousands who are already here. Those of us in town are bringing things directly to the various shelters. Those out of town who are considering helping financially may wish to contact one of the local news stations (KHOU, CBS affiliation) which is spearheading collection efforts, pledges received at (713) 284-8877 until 7:00pm central time this evening (08/31/2005).