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I’ve given to the Red Cross, and to Catholic Charities USA.

I’ve given minor (mostly moral) support to a student here who has organized fundraising here on campus.

I’ve made an open offer of help to our administration, as they admit and enroll students from affected colleges and universities for the fall semester.

I’ve made several proposals to my department for things we might do, ranging from bringing a displaced writer to the college for a several-week residency to organizing next year’s literary series around New Orleans writers.

I’ve thought, and I’ve written, and I’ve tried to consider what else I can do.

But it’s hard not to feel like it’s such a drop in the bucket, so to speak, and that it can never be enough.

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