Kaity was there with her fellow UA students when CNN's Anderson Cooper broadcast Anderson Cooper 360° as part of his Road to Rescue series. He highlighted the post-Hurricane volunteer efforts while also debating AIG bail-out issues and entitlements with financial pundits and experts. Kaity texted home during the broadcast, and phoned home in-between commercial breaks to share her excitement.
Kaity's Mom and Dad watched the live show together back home, with Mom (me) pointing to the TV screen whenever the camera panned and Kaity waived.
During Kaity's dedicated week of volunteerism (March 15-22), she put her theatre production skills to work building a chicken coop, pouring concrete, caulking decking, and hammering and nailing her way to help folks reclaim their lives. It was a busy, tiring, fact-filled and eye-opening 7 days, with less-than-comfy living conditions, but well worth the trek, as Kaity reports. Kaity would like to volunteer again during next year's spring break.