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Struggling for a Home After Hurricane Katrina
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
On September 20, after Vinny and I visited the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, we headed over to the Reliant Arena to find out more information about Katrina survivors being transfered from the Arena to Fort Chaffee, a military base in Arkansas.
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The mood was more tense that it had been in previous days. It seemed that most people were not sure what was going on. Hurricane Katrina has wrecked peoples homes and changed their lives forever. After trying to find family members and friends, the next step for Katrina survivors has been to try to find some form of housing.

I met up with my friend Josh and he told me that he secured an apartment in Houston for himself and his wife. He also told me that numerous corporate media cameras showed up the night before and the way Katrina survivors were treated quickly changed in front of the cameras.

Milton, a Pastor in Houston, was offering people shelter at Pleasant Grove Church which could house about 100 people. He was also highly critical about the way Katrina survivors were treated

I also spoke with John, a Katrina survivor from New Orleans that was trying to find his son Patrick who has been missing since Hurricane Katrina stuck.

Magnificent saw the microphone I was holding as I was walking around and he asked me what it was for. He then asked if he could speak to me from his heart.

Laurence wanted to share his incredible story of survival. He took up Pastor Milton's offer to be sheltered at the Church.

Now we learn that Hurricane Rita is headed to the coast of Texas and may flood Houston.


see also:

Interview from 'Dome City' with Josh from New Orleans
http://indybay.org/news/2005/09/1768517.php

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If you can make it out to Texas, Mississippi, Alabama or Louisiana, your help is definitely needed.

Also, if you can donate money to support independent media for survivors of Hurricane Katrina, that would be very helpful as well.

Vinny and I have put out a request for donations. Please read the following article for information on one important way that you can help out. thanks.

Support Independent Media in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
http://santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/18525/index.php
§Bus Service
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
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Hundreds of people were loading into school and charter buses apparently headed to Ellington Field in Houston where they would be flown to Fort Chaffee, Arkansas
§Stop
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
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What will the living conditions be like at the Military Base?
§Waiting For Housing
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
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Hundreds of people wait outisde and hope for some form of housing
§Un-Reliant
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
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When will these children be able to attend school?
§John
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
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John, a Katrina survivor from New Orleans that is trying to find his son Patrick
§Magnificent
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
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Magnificent is a poet who asked me if he could speak to me from his heart
§Angel Tours
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
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People wait in line and hope for a seat on a bus
§Not For Sale
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
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Why is drinking water coming from a huge corporation that sells beer?
§Milton
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
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Milton, a Pastor in Houston, was offering people shelter at Pleasant Grove Church which could house about 100 people
§Shelter Offered
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
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People are tried and they are receiving inadequate information
§Inside Reliant
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
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Reliant Arena has been mostly cleaned up and is no longer a shlter to Katrina survivors
§Puzzle
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
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This boy is working on a puzzle...
§Rita
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
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Hurricane Rita is headed to the coast of Texas and may flood Houston
§Housing After Hurricane Katrina
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
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After trying to find family members and friends, the next step for Katrina survivors has been to try to find some form of housing. (5:07 minutes / 2.4 MB)
§Josh
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
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Josh told me that he secured an apartment in Houston for himself and his wife (2:24 minutes / 1.1 MB)
§Milton
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
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Milton is highly critical about the way Katrina survivors are being treated (1:57 minutes / 1 MB)
§Magnificent
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
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Magnificent is trying to get to Atlanta to be with his mother (3:55 minutes / 1.8 MB)
§Laurence
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Thursday Sep 22nd, 2005 3:03 AM
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Laurence found temporary housing in Houston at Pleasant Grove Church thanks to Pastor Milton (7 minutes / 3.3 MB)

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