If I don't write about it, I might implode.
|According to CBS's Up to the Minute, about 5.3 billion dollars in donations have been made toward Katrina victims while about 500,000 volunteers have come to help rebuild the Gulf Coast.
The many volunteers I've seen; the money I have not. Wherever those billions of dollars are going, or have gone, I hope it was to people and organizations that really needed it because while my family and I are definitely better off than some other Katrina victims, our savings are gone along with retirement funds. Unable to return to former jobs, salaries have decreased while rent has tripled here in New Orleans. My family and I are blessed, but we're still struggling to survive financially. And just about every time we seem to take a step forward, we're pushed two steps back. To add to financial woes--we learned Saturday that FEMA has suspended our rental assistance funds as they investigate for fraud!
Unbelieveable...!!!! My sister and I are among the ones who didn't defraud the government and now we're being accused! Well, bring it on!
Isn't it beautiful how the American government takes care of its hard working, law abiding citizens?!?!