NewsForge: After Katrina, A LUG Pitches In

“Just like in other towns across the region, volunteers from the
Austin Linux Group are pitching in to help in the recovery from the
devastation of Katrina. People displaced by Katrina began showing
up in Austin on Wednesday of last week. By the weekend, there were
thousands in the Austin Convention Center, and perhaps as many as
5,000 total in Austin. Volunteers eager to help Katrina’s victims
turned out in droves from the start–although the frustrations of
the chaos attendant with a half-bureaucratic, half-volunteer effort
of this scale have taken their toll. Above all else, volunteers
have needed to bring patience and creativity with them as they
arrived at the convention center…”


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