Network needed to transport Katrina victims!
There must be small shelters, and potential shelters (not just Red Cross), empty all over this country, while the ones relatively close to the gulf shore are overflowing. Tens of thousands of people are being transported from one horrible situation in New Orleans, to another infinitely better but still overcrowded and overstressed shelter in Houston. Why are they taking everyone to Houston?
I'm deciding as I write this, that I will call the local Red Cross and see if anyone ever showed up at the shelter, and if they need transportation to another location. I would be thrilled to pick them up and drive them two or three hours in any direction from here. I could do that several days a week after work. Or I will go that far in any direction to pick up someone and bring them here. But the only way someone without transportation of there own will get here, (or two hours away form here) is if we have a nationwide network of volunteer drivers to shuttle them from one shelter to another. Any ideas on how to organize this effort? Is it already being done? Bloggers?