Thursday, September 01, 2005

Going the last mile

Americans Open Homes to Katrina Refugees:

It's wonderful - and unsurprising - that Americans are willing to open their homes to strangers in need.

It's also no surprise that a website, Craigslist, has sprung up as a cleaninghouse. But as the article says, there needs to be a way to get that information to the people who need it.

We need to go the last mile. We need folks with laptops in refugee centers with wireless connectivity - and wireless needs to be set up in places like the Astrodome if it's not there already - to match up refugees with folks offering shelter.

Hopefully Hugh and Glenn will pick up on this and give it some visibility.

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