Would you share your home with Katrina victims?

Would you share your home with Katrina victims?

  • Yes

    Votes: 14 56.0%
  • No

    Votes: 11 44.0%

  • Total voters
    25
  • #1
Loren Booda
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Would you share your home with Katrina victims?
 

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  • #2
arildno
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Yes; but it's a fair bit of passage over to Norway, I guess..
 
  • #3
Loren Booda
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Money, yes. Food, yes. Clothes, yes. Even land, but not my home itself.
 
  • #4
hypatia
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Yes I would take in a up to 3 females of any age.
 
  • #5
Loren Booda
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Thanks, Hypatia and arildno.

I had shared my home with a homeless man this summer. Although I did so willingly, I regret that he caused some damage and upset to my house.
 
  • #6
wolram
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Sure would if room permited and they followed family rules, "they muck in with chores".
 
  • #7
Astronuc
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I could take some kids.

But I have several friends who may have lost their homes. I am waiting, as they are to find out if there is anything left.

One friend has a home in the French Quarter. It my be high and dry based on some recent video. But he has no idea when he will be able to return, and whether or not it will be completely looted by then.
 
  • #8
Evo
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Complete strangers in my home? No. I would donate money instead.

I would be willing to take in pets though.
 
  • #9
hypatia
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4 years back, I took in a mother and daughter after the apartment they lived in burned. They had lost eveything. It took them 4 months{both had jobs} to save up enough to get there own place again. We are still good friends today.
 
  • #10
wolram
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Evo said:
Complete strangers in my home? No. I would donate money instead.

I would be willing to take in pets though.

Woff, Woff.
 
  • #11
matthyaouw
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I wouldn't take in a complete stranger, I just couldn't trust anyone I don't know with my home and belongings. If I knew someone well enough and thought them to be trustworthy then by all means yes, I'd let them stay with me.
 
  • #12
inha
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If they promised not to shoot me a pillage and plunder like pirates maybe.
 
  • #13
neurocomp2003
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no. unless i lived in a big mansion, thats nearly empty.
 
  • #14
EL
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Of course I would.
 
  • #15
robphy
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Here is a growing list of offers:
http://www.nola.com/forums/homesavailable/ [Broken]
http://www.nola.com/forums/reachingout/ [Broken]
 
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  • #16
mattmns
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I would take in a friend, but not some random person.
 
  • #17
kant
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Loren Booda said:
Thanks, Hypatia and arildno.

I had shared my home with a homeless man this summer. Although I did so willingly, I regret that he caused some damage and upset to my house.

Why take in a homeless man? It seems you are looking for trouble.
 
  • #18
Loren Booda
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He worked at my local Safeway, went to my high school, was staying with nearby neighbors for a while, and had a social worker check in. My decision had been marginal when he asked me for a place to stay, until the sky broke open that night with torrents and lightning. I found out that he has parents in the area, but he seems relatively well-mannered.

Downside: he did not notify me that he had accidentally flooded the toilet and punched a hole in my porch screen with his bicycle.
 
  • #19
Evo
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Loren Booda said:
Downside: he did not notify me that he had accidentally flooded the toilet and punched a hole in my porch screen with his bicycle.
At least he confessed, more than most children would do.
 
  • #20
loseyourname
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I'd do it in principle, but since I'm in an apartment, I wouldn't be allowed to. When Charley? hit North Carolina in '99, we shared our dorms with students from the coast that had been displaced.
 

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