As deadline nears, wait can be long
Thursday, August 10, 2006
By Bruce Eggler
New Orleanians seeking help with cleaning and gutting their flood-damaged homes by the Aug. 29 deadline set by the city can contact more than a dozen nonprofit organizations that offer free gutting, according to a list posted on the city's Web site.
Most of the organizations report they have waiting lists from one to six months long, but a few apparently are prepared to handle new requests quickly. Besides 15 groups still accepting applications, the city includes three other groups whose lists are so full they are not accepting applications at this time."