Thursday, December 14, 2006

Sunrise and sunset in FEMA's trailer parks


FEMA's Renaissance Village is temporary home to 1640 residents, most of whom are from New Orleans's Ninth Ward. Photo credit: Share Our Strength/Hinges of Hope Louisiana.

Bob Herbert of the New York Times reports from FEMA's trailer camps. The camps Herbert describes, Renaissance Village and Mount Olive Gardens, are the nice ones. Summarizing his visit to Mount Olive Gardens, Herbert quotes a single inscription on a baby picture that serves at once as epigraph and epitaph:

Miracle Breyonne Craig
Sunrise: 3-19-05
Sunset: 3-10-06

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