Think NOLA, Act Locally: An Excerpt from the Meyer Foundation's e-newsletter:
"Hurricane Katrina surfaced in a very dramatic way the issue of persistent poverty in our nation and reminds us of the poor in own region. Were disaster to strike Greater Washington, many of our most vulnerable neighbors would face challenges similar to those faced by the people of the Gulf states.
"Over the coming weeks and months we will all seek answers to questions raised by the experience of Hurricane Katrina. What more can we do to ensure an effective response to a possible disaster in our region? How can we ensure that our most vulnerable neighbors are cared for when disaster strikes and each day as they face challenges to meet basic needs? What are the broader lessons for foundations, nonprofits, and others who seek to help?"