When Good Will Is Also Good Business - New York Times

"Philanthropy specialists expressed concern over how long the generosity would continue.
"It's a big problem for the victims and the families," said Mr. Rooney of Indiana University. "Will the donors and funders still be there when the disaster relief phase ends and it's time to rebuild the community and culture of the region?""

To answer his question, I doubt it. I've been trying for two weeks now to organize a benefit concert and bbq, to take place in November, and with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity to help in the rebuilding. I've got everything I need except a venue. I've emailed nightclubs all over Houston, and not only are they not saying "yes", they're not even bothering to respond to the email at all.


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