Austin: Too Generous?

The city has put a hold on donations to Katrina evacuees in Austin. On the way home from work today I saw a flashing sign on the MOPAC that said “Donations no longer needed. Thank you Austin.” The drop-off points for donations have been overwhelmed and are “filled to the brim” says Mayor Will Wynn.

That doesn’t mean people don’t still need our help. Cash and housing and jobs and a bajillion other things are still needed. But, I have to admit, it makes me quite proud of Austin. We gots big hearts, y’all.

1 Comment so far

  1. edward (unregistered) on September 8th, 2005 @ 11:42 am

    There are still plenty of opportunities to help for those who are interested. Volunteers are still needed to work with evacuees and help them use the internet to find loved ones and register for help. A lot of the evacuees have never used a computer before and need help with basic things like setting up an email account and using the search and relief websites. You can sign up for a shift here:

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