Hurricanes, donation patterns force nonprofit group to change focus, goals
By JEANNIE KEVER
Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle
Shantrell Adams could be Exhibit A in this year's United Way campaign.
She's in her cubicle at Ripley House, a community center in the heart of Houston's east side, listening to stories that hit uncomfortably close to home.
Adams offers what comfort she can, mostly in the form of information: where to apply for unemployment benefits or a Metro bus pass. Job leads, and the latest news from FEMA."