My dh has been offered a job with the relief efforts. We can afford to fly him out the day after Thanksgiving so he can start work the following day. I just need line up a place for him to stay and a way for him to get to whatever sites they'll want to send him to. He'll be there for 4 weeks, so he'll be back home for Christmas. He'll also have the option to fly back out in early January and stay for about 8 weeks, but for right now we're just worrying about the Thanksgiving till Christmas time period.
The biggest issue is the car. Rental prices have skyrocketed out there, and we can only afford about $200 per week plus insurance.
As for crash space, he will be working roughly 70 - 80 hrs per week. He's 6'7" so a longer couch, spare bed, mattress on the floor, whatever will work. Air mattresses aren't typically designed to handle his weight, though. Other than that, a shelf in the pantry/fridge/etc is all he really needs. We realize there may be no electricity or running water, and that's fine. He can make do as well as anyone else. Obviously, being able to shower and do laundry will be a bonus, but he'll be happy for whatever we can find. We can afford to pay some for crash space, but it will depend how much the car costs. We'd like to keep our costs for transportation and lodging around $300 per week, so he can still send money home to pay for food and heat and such for our family this winter.
Dh has a single speeding ticket about 2 years ago, and an otherwise clean record. He typically works in security so he passes federal background and drug tests on a regular basis, and is licensed in 2 states right now. He is a sweet man. If anything, he's a bit of a pushover. There's no history of abusive behavior. He and I would be happy to talk over the phone, or skype, ahead of time too, of course.