I offered to help Katrina victims and was turned away.Less than a yr after the storm I called several agencies to offer my help.
I told them my qualifications as a master electrician,that I would come down on my own dime and pay for my room and board.
All 3 agencies that I called said the same thing,they wanted help cleaning up and gutting houses and any trade work was being done by paid contractors.I told them Im sorry but Im not gonna help someone gut and clean their house for them when they can do that type of work themselves.
Ive donated my tools before and was shocked I could not find an agency that needed skilled trade help.
I read some where that people comming down to help out were being mugged in the evening on their way home from jobs so Im glad I diddent go.I was still kinda pissed cause I wanted to help out and their was no way for me to do it with out sending money and that was not gonna happen.
It's my Island.