At The American Thinker, a reader has come up with an idea:
|Gary DeYoung of San Antonio writes with an excellent idea and a kind offer:|
|With the thousands of displaced families spreading out from New Orleans looking for a place to live while their city is rebuilt, you might think that one of the larger relief organizations would have a means in place for people to volunteer to open their homes to Katrina victims. I have searched in vain – and frustratingly, nobody seems to be working to match displaced families up with people with spare bedrooms.|
|A Red Cross volunteer told me on the phone that they have to use their own shelters for liability reasons.|
Ah, yes. How could I have forgotten? The Lawyers. They wait, like Death, for such opportunistic moments. Can’t you see the liability suit ads now? “Did FEMA fail to help you?” Trust the lawyers. They’ll be making big bucks from Katrina.
Mr. De Young offers accomdations for two people, but he also has a brilliant idea: FEMA could set up a database online for those who are willing to do likewise.
Aren’t Americans amazing? Except for the liability lawyers.