Thursday, September 01, 2005

In the face of Tragedy

Refugees are pouring in. Over 40,000 at least. They just bussed in 25,000 to the Astrodome! They have even opened a shelter nearby.

What to do? Do I just give money or clean out clothes and shoes, or go and buy bottled water or diapers? I tend to get overwhelmed and then end up doing nothing. I want to do something.

I put myself in the place of these people. No home. No privacy. Can't eat what you want. Can't sleep in your own bed - maybe ever again. Can't just go and take a shower easily. Did they grab their photo albums? I would have too many to fit into "my bag." I can't even imagine what life must be like now. And its not getting much better soon.


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