… I talked to Sadie via email, to find out about this extreme example of a major house renovation that tested the limits of budget, resolve, and hope. But, what came out of a grim situation was a call to solve her problems in the context of solving a wider problem experienced by everyone touched by the disaster, and to call attention to the plight of many people in their same situation.
By Trang Pham-Bui (WLOX):
… The amount of money you get is based on your home’s damage assessment, previous benefits you’ve received, and available funds. To apply for the program, you can call Hope CDA at (228) 435-7180 or stop by their office on 425 Division Street in east Biloxi.
August 29, 2005 was a day that changed many lives. It’s Monday morning and hurricane Katrina makes landfall in South Mississippi. The noise from the howling wind and the crack of falling trees send chills through my family as we sit in my brother-in-law Vince’s home waiting for the storm to pass. We are all scared, but safe.