Our mayor got a call from our Governor saying, "Can you take some of these people?" Our mayor said, "Send them, and any others you need." We went from a request to house 35 to housing 1,500 and are still making room for more. Hours later the city council met with community leaders and the reports make me very proud. "I can provide 20,000 meals with our agency resources, and I've taken the liberty of contacting some local business men who are providing more." From the school district, "We are looking into opening a school at the center, and are prepared to admit the children without the normal paperwork requirements. Our goal is to get their lives back to normal as quickly as possible." "Please tell people that yes, we want their clothing, but hang onto them for a few days until we get the folks settled in." "We've been overwhelmed with calls from people excited about helping. Can we set up an office to direct these people so that they can help." "The Chamber met and we are prepared to provide financial assistance, of course, but we've already a few refugees contact us about assistance in finding work. We want the council to know that the business community is going to focus on finding employment for these people so they will be able to start on with their new lives." Why didn't other governors pick up the phones and personally tap people on the shoulder?