Listening to every heart
Ok this is very cool:
I spoke with Judith Rucki - Communications Rep for Red Cross WNY Chapter - she is contacting the IT Dept and the Media regarding exactly what has been going on here at PIP and how families are being led to one another and how people are helping each other here.
They said the Red Cross has nothing like this.
Tomorrow, I am going to be contacted by the Communications and Media Dept to see exactly what can be done through the Red Cross for communication like this during disasters.
Right now, the only communication they can give is through military, unfortunately, but she will see what happens tomorrow.
As far as the boards go, they were so impressed and ecstatic because most of the Red Cross cannot even get through to anyone because of phone lines, etc. She said most of the Red cross vehicles can hardly get through anyplace, it is so so sad.
She went into detail, which I will not.
She was amazed that all of us were able to get people together through the internet and the Director of Red Cross IT is contacting me tomorrow, as well as the Media for Red Cross.
I've been trying to contain emotion, but I lost it with this message, knowing that those we "know" are safe...
a yea, and a wow...you are all so amazing...