Alice's Story of the Hurricane Aftermath
News from a phone call 10-25-05
On her way down to Mississippi, Alice rode with a a group of womyn called The Godmothers. They had a truck bearing donations from Michigan. As they approached the Gulf Coast, she said they saw few road signs and the trees are all gone. They reached Highway 10 and turned east, arriving at Waveland, Mississippi. She set up camp and joined with others from the Rainbow Family to help cook for people who have lost everything.
Folks have food. Supplies have come from various places, a town in Texas sent full trucks with supplies. Supplies came from Michigan and Wisconsin. People have come from across the country to help. FEMA has supplied tents to most everyone by now, but trailers require applications and proof of living in the county, red tape and a lot of waiting. One woman, who lived on a bluff, has an intact house. Everyone else who comes back finds their homes gone or uninhabitable.
Alice worked in the daycare area today. She gave a little girl a paper and crayons and asked her to draw her favorite place ever. The little girl drew a picture of her tent school, blue roofed tents and blacked roofed tents. Her favorite place was the computer tent. When her parents arrived to pick her up they remembered other places with her where they had traveled together, before. They remembered trips to beautiful National Parks and a water park where they had gone, before. Her picture was of the tent school.