Friday, September 16, 2005

Katrina victims wait for hours to get help in Pensacola

The number of Hurricane Katrina evacuees from across the Gulf Coast now seeking refuge and relief in the Pensacola area is doubling daily. The Pensacola chapter of the American Red Cross has been doing a terrific job of ramping up the number of case workers to handle the influx. Many evacuees express appreciation for the assistance they are receiving, but they also express their frustration at having to wait for hours in long lines, and their disappointment with a larger public that sometimes doesn't understand or sympathize with their dilemma.

A first for People Get Ready, listen to my blipmedia podcast on the American Red Cross relief effort in Pensacola.


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