A small Katrina win-win?
My agency, The Next Wave, has been looking for web-savy designer/ ad generalist. We’re a small creative firm in Dayton OH. I also have a spare bedroom- right across the street from the office. If there is anyone escaping Katrina who needs a place to stay- and a job, and they have the qualifications- I’m offering my room rent-free, and my office to you if you are displaced. If you owned a small agency and need a place to continue working- that’s fine too, my office can be your office. The position is posted at http://thenextwave.biz/tnw/?p=57.
I’m really not sure of how this will work, I just know that if this happened to me, I’d be grateful if someone was willing to make room and work for me. The only caveat is you have to like dogs and be a non-smoker.
Contact: [email protected]
Alan, my trusted genius intern, found this site: http://www.displaceddesigner.com/
I’ve placed a post there-
I’m really happy they took this idea and ran with it.
Great minds think alike?
7 Sep. 05 Update: I’ve heard from 2 potential displaced people- both, fresh out of school, who have places outside New Orleans with their folks. Both have agreed, finding someone with no fall back housing would be the best option. I’m guessing the people who have been totally displaced haven’t had a ton of time online yet- to sort things out. We’re waiting for you….
ABC News from NYC called, wondering if I’d taken anyone in yet- so the word is spreading- just not to the people most in need yet.
I’m glad others have started following in my footsteps- but the matching will take a bit of time.