When a few hundred Hurricane Katrina evacuees found themselves at the Georgia Tech coliseum, one of the Red Cross volunteers they met was 25-year-old Tiffany Moon. When the evacuees were moved to a Holiday Inn near the airport and it looked as if overwhelmed officials would be leaving them to their own devices, Moon took off her badge and followed the caravan to the hotel. She wasnt the only one. A dozen or so hardcore volunteers who had grown close to the evacuees moved with them, setting up a grassroots recovery effort that did what government was slow to do: Help. The volunteers secured medicine, separated donated clothes by size and gender, pestered the governors office to send aid workers, hit up local restaurants for food, and loaned an ear to evacuees looking to tell their stories. Of course, its not just volunteers at the Holiday Inn worthy of praise. All over metro Atlanta, people have opened their hearts, homes and wallets to evacuees. Theyve humbled us all.