Monday, September 12, 2005

I think I will be away for a bit....

Today I got a call from the Red Cross that I will be going to Baton Rouge for two weeks to help with counseling for the Hurricane Katrina survivors. I am not yet sure when I am leaving as the message they left was semi confusing, but I anticipate it will be later this week. They told me that the conditions are "extreme hardship" meaning I could encounter anything - not sure if I will stay in a hotel, a shelter or ???? , may have electricity and running water but then again may not! All of that and the weather is in the 90's!

Although the conditions sound awful and I am sure the whole trip will be rather stressful I am extremely excited to be going. I am glad that my education and training are giving me a chance to do something to help some of the many people who experienced the awful trauma of the hurricane.

I have no idea what Internet access will be like on my trip but I will for sure let all of you know when I arrive home safe and sound.

Take Care Everyone!

3 comments:

mauser*girl said...

I'm glad that you get a chance to help even if it's going to be hard and difficult for you. I used to volunteer for the Red Cross but at this point in time I'm not in a position where I can pickup and go down there. :( (It's pissing me off, too.)

You should definitely prepare for the worst, especially if you're not sure what the arrangements will be down there. If you could use some "preparing for the worst" advice, lemme know. I'm used to "being in the field" as a soldier, so I'm sure I could give you pointers if any are needed. My email's on my blog.

Jamie said...

May God be with you on your journey Jen. I know this is something you have wanted to do...and I truely believe that you will be a helping hand to those in need.

Take care and looking forward to hearing from you when you get back.

Suzanne said...

OMG. That's jsut wonderful. I know it will be a challenge...but just think of the people you're helping. I'll keep you in my thoughts. Have a safe trip!