Friday, September 02, 2005

Alabama Bound

In the next day or so I will be headed to Montgomery, Alabama with the Red Cross to help with the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. It's possible that I could be on the scene there until Sept. 22. After that I'll be in Kansas visiting my mom for a week.

I joined the Red Cross as a disaster volunteer back on August 8, 2005, intending to be on-call one day a week to respond to house and apartment fires. As it turned out, Hurricane Katrina will be my first assignment. Since Tuesday of this week I've been getting some additional training and filling out a good deal of paperwork.

Helen has been aware of my preparations during the last few days but I wanted to wait until I got a definite assignment before I told anyone else. Having no experience in this area, I'm not sure I will have the time or facilities to do much emailing or blogging while I'm in Alabama, but if it works out I may post some updates to this blog.

2 comments:

rc@brown.edu said...

Good for you, CK. Once again, setting an example for the rest of us. I wish you well down there and look forward to reports when possible.

So glad I got to see you before leaving. And I hope the Oil Can was entertaining; he was pitching, right?

Chris Hartman said...

We did see The Canpitch at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton on Wednesday night. He lost to the Grays, a traveling team with no home stadium.

Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd looked great. He's 45 going on 25. I think that he and Roger Clemens might be the only two players from the 1986 World Series who are still playing professional baseball.

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