I just want to comment here, I understand what the OP is going through here, having been through some similar situations recently. Often the problem is not somone wanting to screw you or any such thing, but plain and simple, in MOST cases (Tom's being partialy excluded), I see little reason that someone cannot contact people, or put a message on their site, whatever the case may be.
When the storm was incoming, I was supposed to take some training through Training Camp. The class was supposed to be in Orlando, a few days later, i saw the schedule was changed (wasnt contacted.) I assumed it was because the storm was projected to hit there. Well they moved it up to PA (which is closer to where the storm hit... surprise) I waited a few days after the storm and tried to call, they were out of the office, But from what I was able to determine, the storm did not cause significant damage to the PA area. So because I hadnt heard anything, I was forced to change my plans, luckily I was able to.
So what could they have done? Well, many vendors placed notices on their sites stating that the training may be affected, this company did not, and left me out of touch for days...unacceptable when someone can login to an OWA, or other remote email system and send a message. I understood the situation, but allowances have their limits.
I am taking some time off right now, originally I wasnt going to, but I needed to see my family, and I figured it would be a good start to my PWB course... As of yet I havent been contacted since winning the course, I figured something was going on, and I waited. 3 months no contact. I contacted OffSec, and they are trying to contact Don, I hope to hear from him soon. I know myself and a few others are waiting patiently, but honestly I just dont have the luxury when I can be sent overseas at a moments notice.