Well, FEMA isn't quite ready for us to hand out supplies at the location that we were to report for duty at tomorrow. So I've been released for the day... but am to stand by for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday as we might be doing the FEMA volunteer work - or if the power is restored to my building... I might be going there to work and do whatever is needed for my department.
This new organization that I work for is much more of a human services organization, and therefore is more mission driven to help in the community. I've never worked for a place that steps in this quickly to help, but it's actually a little bit refreshing to see that it's not all about business as usual... it's more about where the greatest need is and filling those needs for the people.
In the meantime - I am still hanging out with John's family - we've all been fed for the evening, and some are watching the Dallas Cowboys game while others are upstairs watching The Jane Austen Book Club. I'm somewhere in between doing what I can to keep the place clean and everyone happy.... but work or no work - I'm quickly making my way to have a LONG meeting with my pillow.
The last few days have certainly been a ride that I will never forget - I can only pray that we don't have to go through it again... if we do - please God let it not be for a long while. For as long as I live - I will always know how it feels to go through a hurricane, and will pray harder than ever before for each and every soul going through that particular crisis.
Let us know when and where you will be with the POD. We might be able to come and help.