The degree of devastation does not begin to register. I have been following Ernie the Attorney’s front-line, first-hand posts about living through Katrina and her aftermath. The simple story of his daughter’s 16th birthday party on Saturday and her not knowing where her friends are now moved me to tears because it is clear her story is just one of countless stories of lives changed dramatically and most likely permanently. One has to wonder whether the area will ever really recover.
I feel like I should do something. I just don’t know what. Lord knows there will be lawyers who can’t lawyer, clients with special needs and so on. Offering to help seems self-serving but it is one way to reach out.
There will be an enormous need for money, water, and other basics. Here’s another way to reach out: American Red Cross.