Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Eyes on New Orleans

As grey skies and light rains fall over Pittsburgh today, a quick post to acknowledge the sad and serious state of affairs in the Southeastern part of the country.

I spent Monday and Tuesday in Houston, TX, where hotels are full of displaced families. Graciously, many of these hotels have made exceptions to their normal policies to accept pets. Today, preparations are being made to move evacuees from the Superdome to the Astrodome.

Looking at the Post-Gazette this morning, our son showed so much empathy and concern while looking at the devastating photos.

Every hour there are amazing stories of heroism and sadness. We will all have many opportunities over the coming weeks to contribute to care for, comfort and rebuild for those that have been impacted.

A few links to follow the story...

Red Cross -- to provide financial support
NOLA.com -- continuing coverage from the New Orleans Times-Pacayune
WDSU -- live streaming video of local television coverage from New Orleans
WLOX -- Biloxi's ABC affiliate
The Sun Herald -- South Mississippi's newspaper

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