Talked to the Red Cross -- their first opening to collect blood is the 20th, a Tuesday. Will have to see how that fits. I'd rather have a weekend event if doable, to give maximum opp'ty for folks to come give a pint.
Collected some more ideas today for an event where we can make a dent. I'll sort it out tomorrow with Gerry and get something firm on the calendar.
I registered bighelpbigeasy.com to park information. Nothing there yet but I'll put up good links and information about the effort. Feels good to be doing something helpful.
I still am nonplussed at the behavior of the authorities. Yes, the government is inefficient and close to incompetent, but they do manage somehow to fulfill functions (think air traffic control, national defense, etc.). They just seem clueless. It's a PR mess for the Bush administration, but that's a discussion for another day.
What we don't need is what I've been reading about: Jesse Jackson running his mouth, Oprah in a helicopter above the city, and nakedly opportunistic politicos stepping into the leadership vacuum with an obvious finger-pointing agenda.
More as it develops.