Not only did the Nats indeed provide tickets to Katrina evacuees (hat tip to Darpino and the news guy on the radio this morning), they also had an evacuee throw out the first pitch. Class. Thanks, Nats.
Meanwhile, evacuees are trying to get themselves back on their feet by looking for work. Spread the word to your HR departments, that the Department of Homeland Security is suspending I-9 enforcement (for affected workers ONLY) for 45 days to give displaced workers time to get their employment authorization paperwork in order. In practice, this means that anyone who escaped with a photo ID in their wallet showing their residence in a hurricane-affected area can legally be employed while they try to recover things like passports, birth certificates, and Social Security cards.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs