Good News, Part III [updated]
Thankfully, I've received enough links to start a new thread.
To recap a bit:
I'm collecting stories out of NO/Mississippi. Good stories. Stories of people helping each other, people reuniting with loved ones, companies opening their wallets wide, things like that. And pictures, too. Pictures of animals being rescued or families hugging. Feel good stuff.
- I love this one, the story of the renegade bus:
The group of mostly teenagers and young adults pooled what little money they had to buy diapers for the babies and fuel for the bus.
- Suddenly, a woman emerged from the water and began walking toward her. She had long, disheveled black hair. "Mamma?" she shouted.
"Oh my God, oh my God," the old woman screamed, kissing Glendalyn's hand and pressing it against her forehead.
- 13-year-old Phillip Bullard began saving lives. Four adults and nine children, including himself. [scroll down for that one]
[Thanks to Angie for the above links]
- UA Extends Fall Admission, Free/Reduced Tuition to Students at Universities Devastated by Hurricane
Please leave any relevant links/stories in the comments, thanks.
Speaking of good news, I can't even keep up with the emails from people willing to help find some transport for the school supplies I want to collect. Quite a few people have put money in my PayPal to purchase supplies, thank you, thank you a million times. I will post as soon as I get some definite information on getting the stuff down there, and thank you also to those who offered to accept and distribute the deliveries in Houston and Baton Rouge. I will be in contact with you.
- MoveOn.org has set up this hurricane housing site.
"I'm thinking about moving back to Dallas. Anybody, anybody looking for a good telephone technician -- here I am," he said with a laugh.
A local executive with a communications company took Hughes' half-joking comment to heart.
Countries from Russia to Venezuela offered assistance for victims of Hurricane Katrina yesterday but said they will wait to hear from the United States what is needed before they send the aid.
Sympathy and condolences also poured in from around the world.
Just in case you were one of those wondering where the help from other nations is...
- From the comments:
just wanted to let everyone know that UT-Austin is offering admission to students from New Orleans' universities and colleges, plus office space and use of libraries and other facilities to faculty and grad students. Details here.