Tracking the Homeless
Many people have been left homeless due to the recent spate of storms. The ranks of the homeless have grown in Florida, Louisiana and other regions that have been hard hit by hurricanes. Other resident are holding on to thin threads of tattered budgets.
Here's the story of one family, featured on the cover of Today's Miami Herald, written by Darran Simon
Joe and Susan Sency had very little before Wilma, (the Hurricane) struck. In the aftermath, the family now has much less. Before the storm, the family had hoped to move from a mobile home in South Florida to a house in Texas. No luck. Their mobile home was crushed by Hurricane Wilma and the family is struggling under a mountain of storm-related problems
The family includes three young girls. They live in motel and are running out of money. The husband often sleeps in his green minivan in order to guard their crushed home/possessions from vandals. The couple is waiting for assistance from FEMA.
"There are people here who are hopeless," said Susan Sency.
Google them or go to the Herald website to check out the full story.
On a regular basis, I will focus on different families and organizations related to the storms, poverty and homelessness. I will pull my stories from various sources. I am a freelancer for the Miami Herald and People magazine. I write a blog called The Frugal Duchess:. www.sharonhr.blogspot.com.
I will tap into different networks in order to highlight the homeless and the impoverished.