"Texas A&M University is scheduled to play the University of Miami — the Hurricanes, no less — in College Station on Saturday, and fans had booked hotel rooms up to a year in advance.The article does go on to describe that they are taking steps to help evacuees, but I can only imagine if I was in that position what my response might be; I don't think I would ever visit the town again. If I did, I would make sure to have reservations and not be an evacuee.
That forced hotel managers to ask evacuees holed up in College Station to leave for a few days.
L.C. Ruiz of Galveston said he went to extend his stay at the Manor House Hotel on Thursday and was told he had to leave today but was welcome to return on Monday.
"We were told we have to get out because they're having a football game," said Ruiz, who evacuated Sept. 10 with his ailing wife, her nurse and the nurse's family.
Ruiz said he ended up putting his wife in a convalescent center after the nurse and her family found a hotel room in Huntsville."
Really, what does this say about our society? Football and making money is more important than providing for those in need. If there was a doubt why homelessness and poverty exist; it's because we are selfish "we gotta watch our football" and "make our money" society.
I will leave you with some lyrics from David Crowder Band's Surely We Can Change
“When all the love in the world
Is right here among us
And hatred too
And so we must choose
What our hands will do?"