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Donations To Assist Folks Impacted By Hurricane Ike

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, I’ve made donations to the United Way of Greater Houston and the American Red Cross.

I don’t say this to make me out as a great person, I’d just like to please remind people that many in Houston and Galveston are going to need help for a long time. 

The United Way of Greater Houston has established a United Way Hurricane Recovery Fund.  A number of social service agencies are going to be called upon to help recover from Ike in upcoming weeks and months. United Way efforts will offer long term solutions to problems hurricane victims will confront.

The American Red Cross provides disaster relief that is needed in times of crisis.

Here is a list of places to give help or get help after the hurricane.

September 19, 2008 Posted by | Houston | , , , , | 1 Comment

Four Days After Hurricane Ike, Our Electricity Is Back

Four days after Hurricane Ike we have electricity back at home. Please see above the hallway in our home. (We live in a bunker. Don’t you?) We won’t trip and fall down the stairs so much now that all those lamps are working again.

( Here is information about electricity.)

Below is an illustration of night becoming day. From four days without power, our internal rhythms had already reverted to this more basic measuring of time.

In fact, I regressed a great deal over the four days.  

No problems though. If you’re lucky enough not to have been fully wiped out by Hurricane Ike, civilization, as we loosely define it in Houston, will be back up and running in just a couple of weeks.

If you would like to make a donation for disaster relief, here is the web home of the American Red Cross.

September 18, 2008 Posted by | Houston | , , , , | 6 Comments