It's settled, I'm leaving for New Orleans on the 12th, returning on the 18th via Jet Blue. I'm going to work via www.commongroundrelief.org.
I still need a sleeping bag, though. Please, if anyone has one that I could borrow and you're reading this on tuesday, give me a ring! I'd be eternally grateful and repay you with cookies and undying love. Also, if you want to come with me, I'd be honored.