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Family Starting over after National Disaster

Organized by: Shakelia Oree

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Due to the National Disaster I became homeless. I got flooded out of my home I was living in for 11 years. I lost everything and I'm just trying to start over. This has effect my daughter in school and her everyday living. I lost all my clothes and furniture. I am now moving into my new home. I work from home and due to not have a stable place to live I almost lost my job too. I was able to keep my job and now I'm back working. I am in need of help getting back on my feet. I need so much sometime it overwhelming and being a single mother trying to make ends meet. I find a place to stay turn on my water and lights. My daughter school has been very supportive. I don't have beds anymore mold set in the house and was no longer livable. I just like to have a bed for me and my daughter and have a place to put our stuff instead crates. I am grateful to have my job back. I want to be able to work at a desk and be comfortable due to having back and knee surgery not that long before I became flooded. I'm trying my best to get back on my feet. Its been a crazy and unreal journey. It really makes you very humble and grateful. Never in my life I would have thought I would truly be homeless and unstable with my daughter starting over. I am so grateful we made it with our lives. I was in my house surrounded by water watching everything I own get destroyed in less than 5 minutes and it was nothing I could do. Water was coming from every direction the roof and from outside. The water came up to my desk my daughter is tall so she able to walk through. I never knew how much damage water could do. I got out safe on my way I notice a women in her window she was also flooded too she had small kids. She had to put her children on top of the kitchen counter because the water was higher than the kid to keep them from drowning inside the house. I made to safety I check on her and her kids. Her daughter and my daughter was in the same class. I never experience anything in my life like this. I'm grateful for any help just to get me back on my feet. You never know what you may go through in life. Some people lost their lives or love ones. I'm am very bless I was able to make with me and my daughter. Thank you for taking the time to help me in my time of need. I really do appreciate. My God keep you and stay bless.


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