for what it's worth.........my $.02
I'm hoping the govt. is feeling this sense of urgency that all of you have expressed.
After hurricane Andrew many of us in the Keys felt the same way and made many trips to Homestead with supplies.
But like those people, the victims of this hurricane will be without EVERYTHING they knew for a very long time.
We found that weeks after the hurricane hit, items were needed and as much appreciated as ever.
We took strollers, clothes, toys, household items, clean linens, toiletries, batteries, tools etc etc etc - many 2nd hand items - to the tent cities and temporary housing units.
We had local groups donate.........volunteers drove it up and gave stuff out.
The planning and organizing helped us feel like we were at least doing something. And the needs today will go on for a very long time. Think what Xmas will be like for all those kids this year.
Sorry to go on, but this one is bringing back a lot of the old Andrew memories.
Just some thoughts............