Auctions DELAYED but not Cancelled
I recieved very little interest in my proposition of a few days ago so I have decided to delay the auctions at least a week until I get shore up adequate support from other bloggers and podcasters, add more items, and promote to a more lucrative demographic than Livejournal and the limited readership of this blog. Please get in touch with me if you want to help!
In other news, I was at the local intake center for evacuees that are now my new neighbors in this city. I met the most adorable little girl who I read with for a few hours. I am so glad that my city is putting people in hotel rooms instead of another temporary shelter. This family hadn't had any privacy in a long time or a quiet place to get some rest. I was exhausted by the end of a six hour shift of shuttling people through the Red Cross intake process, I can't even fathom how they must have felt.
Please, I implore you, if you can do anything in your community to help, get out there and do it. I know that around here they need people to "adopt" families in order to help orient them towards the community. They also need help at the food banks to sort and distribute donations.
There were 120 people that came on 1 plane to my city last night. They are the tip of the iceburg. It took at least 100 volunteers to welcome and assist them as well as massive amounts of clothing and food donations. There are 2 more flights coming into my city today. It is completely overwhelming. But, knowing that 1 new family in my city has my phone number and an offer of free babysitting makes me feel a little better.
PLEASE do whatever you can to help.