Gustav hit, it just didn’t hit New Orleans. This time Baton Rouge got most of the damage. People evacuated New Orleans this time, but it doesn’t mean that they aren’t in trouble. Ponder these questions:
Where would you go if you had to evacuate, pack up and leave your home?
Would you be able to afford the travel, housing and food costs associated with having to leave home for more than a week?
To be honest, I never really thought about these questions until I spoke with someone from Baton Rouge (hopefully she’ll be blogging about Gustav this week; her Internet service hasn’t been that reliable) and later got an update from someone in New Orleans who pointed me to this article (hopefully she’ll be blogging when she returns home) — HERE
Just because Gustav wasn’t as devastating to as many people as Katrina was doesn’t mean it wasn’t devastating to those it did affect, including those in the Caribbean. Let’s do what we can to help.
NOTE: Romance Pioneers will continue on Friday.