Friday, September 02, 2005
Most of you probably know this...but Matt and I live right across the street from Reliant Park and the Astrodome. We can step out of our apartment and see people streaming into the area. Last night I heard a steady flow of ambulances and helicopters... It's pretty unbelievable to be right in the middle of it all. I heard this morning that there were about 12,000 people in the Astrodome already...and buses were still lined up waiting to get in. They're now having to send people to Reliant Arena because the Astrodome is full. And they're not sure if they'll have room for everybody. Matt and I walked over to the Astrodome the first night people started to arrive. There wasn't anything to do yet, and the people really hadn't started to arrive. Yesterday Matt was able to get in and ask if they needed medical students to help. He was told they could be used...so hopefully they'll be able to help as more people fill the area. As I was driving to school today, I saw the buses lined up...countless buses full of people from New Orleans. It's so sad. What can we do? We're so close...but still don't know the best way to help these desperate people.