Important outreach for the families
They are in search of individuals and/or groups who can "adopt" 4 families this holiday season. They'd help provide basic needs like clothes and nice meals, as well as gifts for the family members. She is going to email the information to me so I can get the word out.
She also told me that the trailer park will be closing in May 2008. Her task right now through her job in New Orleans is to assist in finding a place for the families to live. I'm overwhelmed by the reality of the situation because some of these families and children that need help are the same ones that had to return to the trailer park after following their efforts to return to New Orleans. Lack of resources, affordable housing, jobs, and safety in some NOLA areas cause challenges and suffering that go beyond their means. Where will they go and what will they do? I would like to keep you aware of any opportunities to input ideas and get involved in the relocation process.