British Columbia, Canada
I just spoke with Karen at length, that is until the mosquitoes forced her inside She wanted me to pass this information along to you about Rayne Civic Center, in Rayne, LA as she saw the good they were doing today. They are helping so many displaced persons from the hurricane disaster and do not receive any government funding. They are at the moment in dire need of items. She asked me to post this for them in case anyone wished to donate items on the list they have posted at this website. (Please scroll down to shelters in Rayne.)
Karen wished for me to express her sincere gratitude to all of you here for your concern, and is humbled by the outcry of love from the poets of this site, and the generosity of Ron to allow this thread for communication.
She wanted me to also let you know she saw first hand today some very real situations that were extremely heart-wrenching. Her heart goes out to all those suffering personal loss, loss of family members or friends, and those separated from their family or friends. She stressed there were so many she saw worse off than she finds herself to be right now, not only in LA, but the entire Gulf Coast.
Please keep her and her family in your prayers, along with all those suffering, and thank you.