I have been watching the tragedy enfold since Katrina wiped out the infrastructures in the towns and citys it hit.
Wanting to help, but not having the rescources to do enough on my own, I began to think about a solution for at least a few of the survivors.
Within our investing community there are many who own apartment buildings, houses and duplexes.
If anyone has the ability to offer a family or families, accomodation in one or more of their properties, consider doing so for a short time, or for 6 months or even a year. After that, you could help them buy the property by not requiring the usual credit, deposits, etc.
Offer someone a job in your company. There are thousands of qualified people out of work with no place to go.
Some of us have staging businesses that could supply furnishings.
All of us can write a check to the Red Cross, Salvation Army or to any of the many volunteer organizations sending supplies, busses, etc. to the people stranded in the horrible aftermath of Katrina.
Provide bus tickets, gas, water, anything you would need if you or your family was there, unable to communicate or leave.
Call and e-mail everyone you have on your list to assist in someway.
We all can do something. We are all a part of this just as we were in 9-11.
As citizens of the USA, we are bleeding together, hurting together, crying together. We can heal together.