We figure we have to sell about 20 funnel cakes to buy one pair of shoes.

I think it's just very sad.

What we wanted to do was bring a lot of people together, identify what people need, come up with a solution to meet those needs and apply our resources to implement those solutions.

We know that many organizations in our community will continue to have benefits to raise funds for the relief effort in upcoming weeks. The Chamber will serve as a clearing house for that information, and we will publish a regular calendar in The Messenger detailing the upcoming events and services or programs available to evacuees.