this isn't going to get solved, so i went ahead and donated all $3xx of my paycheck to red cross. i didn't need it nearly as much as some people did. I went and cashed my paycheck, walked two miles to the red cross office here in rome, and donated. i then walked my ass back to campus and signed up to help fundraise. So i feel pretty good about myself right now. For those of you that get off on making excuses, have fun. I did something about it, and I feel great.