Friday, September 19, 2008

Cedar Rapids Trip


I am going to be taking a couple of days off from posting as I will be in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Even though the waters receeded several months ago, there are entire neighborhoods that continue to look like this. Once it left front-page news for some other main stream media, flavor of the day, relief aid in $'s and volunteers disappeared as well. Their are still hundreds of displaced families unable to occupy their homes living in shelters, out-of-state, or even in their cars. With winter fast approaching their is a desperate need for manpower. I wil be working with a volunteer group to begin demolition and rehab on 5 homes over a long weekend. It should be an interesting experience.
For more information on how you can help or just to be informed of how devestated parts of this area still are, please visit the The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation

2 comments:

Gellman said...

I have no idea why this is so common...

Oh wait, its because people dont want to be involved past the spotlight. See New Orleans, see Louisiana, see every example in history. Im sure there are still things to clean up from Hurricane Hugo, that wouldnt suprise me.

If it isnt new york, they dont care. Sadly.

fielderschoice said...

It's awesome that you're doing that!

Gellman, I don't think they care about NY either. Look at how nothing has been done with the World Trade Center site 7 years later...

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