Saturday, January 06, 2007

Expect The Unexpected

In minutes, I'm meeting with a group of 50 students from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Their existing service plans in New Orleans didn't work out, so they'll be volunteering on the project this weekend.

I discovered this yesterday evening, and went down to where they were staying. What was originally a meeting with about 7-8 team leaders turned into a gathering of more than double that number. This is a very bright and energetic group of students. When I explained the project and what the status of it is, they were eager and confident that they could help finish the project.

Maybe even by the end of today.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three Wise Men's Day 07

ALWAYS expected the unexpected.
Good things come to those who wait.
Solidarity not charity.
(Two thumbs way up for Josh Lewis and Hattie Dague - hope i got her handwriting right! - Thanks so much, guys!)
Happy 2007, Gentilly!
And go UMass. It's history we are creating here.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Since Owyn and I just left on Friday we are elated to hear that things are going well in NOLA!! Just wish we could be there to help out. As the ex-map-master, I hope that the system makes sense and that the U-MASS crew is doing well!! We wish you luck. You are helping work on an important project and one that the residents of New Orleans desperately need. THANK YOU!

2:05 PM  
Blogger Zsuzsa said...

U Critical Mass!

how we needed you
well done and Thank You all

2:52 PM  

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