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My Kingdom for A Fridge!

Poppy Z. Brite says it best, "Call me crazy, but I think this is fucked."

After 3 years and almost 3 months, James Perry cannot yet afford a refrigerator to replace the one he lost during Hurricane Katrina. There was no salvaging a fridge that was bereft of electricity and sat for weeks with contents fermenting. Yes, it's gross but everyone around these parts had to dispose of their manky refrigerator. This gentleman received homeowners and flood insurance payments for his home on N. Miro Street, but they were insufficient to repair the damage.

So as we all begin preparation of our Thanksgiving feasts in the days to come, let's remember that there are people continuing their recovery from Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike who would still need a refrigerator.


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 18th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
That's f'ing unbelievable in the richest nation on the earth.

Something is seriously wrong with the system...
Nov. 21st, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
It boggles the mind that people are still working toward the basics in parts of New Orleans after 3+ years. And this man had insurance but it's not enough. The Road Home program is state administered and it has been a big snafu for the people who applied. We were lucky enough to have the money we needed from insurance so avoided that headache. For this I am thankful.
Nov. 18th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
That is so INCREDIBLY F'd up. What is wrong with our system? Why can't we help people get the basics? I will never understand.
Nov. 21st, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
People are still struggling here because the Bush administration has never made the recovery a priority. They wanted everyone to forget their incompetence so we've been neglected. I just hope that FEMA and Homeland Security are more prepared and more capable under the next administration.
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