Daily Letters

A selection of letters received.


December 13, 2005

Homeless from Katrina

Dear George:

My family has been left homeless from Katrina. We moved from New Orleans to Georgia. I desperately want to be close to my family that is all split-up right now. FEMA is calling me ineligible for housing assistance because I had “some” insurance. I had very little. My family needs housing assistance. We received it for 3 months and now that I have signed a lease, FEMA is denying me assistance.

We will never be able to get back “home” without any more assistance to carry us over until things in New Orleans improve, including the levees. Please help us or tell me what to do?

Age 62
New Orleans, LA



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  • At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    this is what you should do... be thankfull you arent dead! my mother and sister and her kids are going thoroug this. Bush is NOT going to help you. you may as well give up. Count your blessings and dont count on this country to help because they wont

  • At 7:51 PM, Blogger capncrunk13 said…

    Unfortunately, our government does not realize the impact Katrina has had. I was a recent college student spring breaker who traveled to the Gulf Coast to help victims of Katrina. I can't describe to you enough what I saw. Apparently, the President and I hav two different views of what devastation is. Though I was only in the area for a week, we accomplished a lot. It may not directly have affected your hopes for the future, but we did what was needed at the time. While the government may seem to be left without a care, the rest of America does! Even college students willing to give up their spring breaks to help those in need! Good luck and God Bless!


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