Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Why we do relief work

As I get ready to go back to New Orleans I thought I'd post this clip of a Hurricane Katrina Survivor telling his story. It's easy to wonder why these people haven't been able to rebuild until you take a look @ Eddie. Most people that the relief organization I work with had flood insurance until the federal gov't removed the mandatory flood rider.

This sky-rocketed the price of flood insurance to the point where a lot of people couldn't afford it. Most of these people thought that if the federal government thought it was no longer mandatory, they were safe. They thought wrong.

This is a 7 minute video... FYI

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