Thursday, October 06, 2005
Catherine Carr, 55, Pearlington, Mississippi
Catherine was a volunteer helping with relief efforts in Pearlington. She had been through some scary hurricanes in Florida, where she lived, and came to Mississippi with Presbyterian aid workers to help in any way she could. She had a stern, no-nonsense air about her. Not mean, more like a sweet art teacher that's sick of students goofing off. She was so frustrated, a restrained anger, at how this hurricane was being handled by the government agencies, compared to the lightning response she had seen in Florida in the past couple of years. As we were leaving she came up to my mom and gave her a nice little work blouse she had found for her in the donated clothing, saying simply, "Here, I knew you would like this." And she was right.
People like Catherine are the anti-FEMA. Effective. Caring. Personal.
Posted by clayton cubitt at 1:13 AM