[Nearly a quarter of a million refugees from Katrina landed in Texas; another 65,000 are thought to be in Arkansas, with much smaller numbers in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia. Nobody knows how many will return. The poor blacks who lived in public housing are least likely to return because such housing may not be rebuilt for years.] By then they will most likely have got settled somewhere else, ... Unless they have strong family ties, there may not be much incentive to return. Working as a taxi driver or a hotel cleaner in Detroit is much the same as in New Orleans.
There is a reasonable possibility there may be further money that can be distributed to charities, and the Salvation Army has made known their desire to receive some of it. I'm glad to hear from them, and I can understand if they felt they were unfairly singled out, but they weren't.