After reading the "Looting" thread and after my experience last night, I decided we need to hear some good news about people in this diasater. I personally have had to stop watching the news for now...not FORGET, just not see anymore destruction and human suffering. But, we have read good news on this message board of people giving to the Red Cross, some even volunteering their time, and giving their homes to the displaced. There is hope when I read these things. Last night, I ran up to the store here in Dallas for some coffee (what a simple little thing!) and stood in line behind an older woman and a woman with with 2 kids. They were conversing with the cashier and it became evident that the woman was from NOLA. She stated that they had evacuated to baton Rouge and all she had packed was a few clothes, her wedding bands, her photo albums...this along with her children and her DOG piled into the car and finally came to Dallas to stay with Grandma. They have since learned that the first floor of their house is flooded. They were upbeat and felt blessed to have a place to go. The grandma was a stitch and said her grandson was saying he was glad they had "free room and board!" Grace under fire! I sent blessings and prayers with them and was glad to welcome them to Dallas. Share the good news...then there is hope.