posted on Sep, 2 2005 @ 03:48 PM
While I deeply admire your intentions QS and jj, I don't think they are having a manpower shortage.
I think the people displaced may want to be hired to do the clean up in their own communities especially since their jobs have been washed away. Much
of the clean-up will be paid for by FEMA which is one way of injecting money back into a devasted economy.
Also, there are going to be and are restrictions on places that you will be able to go without prior approval (as reported on Cnn and Fox). For
example, it will be months before you will be able to fly into NO Airport without a specific approved task.
Now, there will be, IMO, a great need for help in the re-construction of New Orleans (and other cities, towns, areas) over the next ... oh, five years
Red Cross training is a good idea and they are a great organization to hook up with or donate to.
One great way to help in an extra-ordinary way would be to take an extra, part-time job and donate the entire amount that you earn to one of the
agencies doing the relief work in SE USA.
Again, I admire what you two intend to do, and probably many more would wish to go with you ... but maybe it would be a good idea to sleep on it for a
couple of days.
[edit on 2005/9/2 by Zadeh Redux]