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Does anyone know how I would go about getting a company to donate what's necessary - truck, space, driver, etc. - to get stuff down to New Orleans if I took up a collection.
I know everyone says just give money to Red Cross, but that's not good enough. I keep reading on websites from people in the area that they need GOODS. If I could figure out what company to call, what they would have to donate, etc., I could take up a huge collection at work and send down a truckload of goods.
Anyone have experience doing something like this? Or do you know anyone in the trucking industry, maybe at FedEx or UPS?
Update: I was thinking of having what I get donated sent to the Astrodome (where the people from the Superdome are going to relocate) and especially gathering school supplies for those kids who have been displaced (and who will be doing the open enrollment thing in Texas).
Update: Already have several people contacting trucking companies for me and
someone two people emailed offering to help on the ground in Houston, if I get the stuff that far.
This is wonderful. Thank you.
Another update: I've decided to focus on collecting school supplies. I don't know why. Just what my gut is telling me to do.
Well, I am focusing on school supplies because I think there are so many kids who have been displaced and are going to strange schools, with nothing in hand. I think it might give them a little hope and maybe a smile if kind strangers from all over sent them new supplies.
Oh god, how corny did that sound?
Update: A lot of people are headed to Baton Rouge, so I'm thinking a truckload of school supplies there would work, too - and I already have a contact in the area. Thanks, Dave.