So you guys all know by now that I’m a “liberal NPR listener” so that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Recently they’ve been airing a series of pieces on FEMA parks in Mississippi. It’s heartbreaking. Yesterday, while driving home I was wiping tears from eyes listening to these people. I generally assume that if you’re poor in the United States of America it’s your own fault. That seems to not be the case in this instance. A lot of these people are “working poor” meaning they work full time jobs, but still can’t keep up with inflation. Rent costs and insurance in S. Miss and Louisiana have skyrocketed post Katrina. One woman said: “I know ya’ll have other news to cover, but just peek in on us every once in awhile. We’re not alright.” http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12592168 While there are people in these trailer parks that are looking for handouts, others are good people who lost everything and are slowly losing their dignity and hope. I know I run the risk of coming off as someone who wallows in other’s misery, but it’s a good reminder of what I actually have been blessed with in my life. It’s also a reminder that God’s word to us was to help the least among us.
I felt compelled to show you guys this link…remember that Katrina is not over for more than 35,000 people trapped in FEMA parks