When I was allowed to return home, the siding was torn & ripped, I needed a new roof, one room was filled with mold, I had a refrigerator filled with maggots and my doors had to be replaced. Despite the problems, my heart was light, because my home was still standing and I had a great career. I felt blessed and lucky. My problems were minute, compared to others.
Many residents returned to worse situations. There were empty slabs, where houses once stood. I saw homes filled with black mold, because they had been inundated with flood water. It was heartbreaking. People's homes were gone. The contents of their homes were gone. Worst of all people had perished. Despite the enormity of the problems, people were determined. They were determined to rebuild. They were determined to get their lives together. People lived in trailers for years, while gutting, repairing & rebuilding their homes. They did it because, it was THEIR HOME and THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME!
Habitat for Humanity helps rebuild people's homes and lives. They recently partnered with Warner Bros on a campaign called, There's No Place Like Home. When things fall apart, Habitat for Humanity helps put the pieces back together. The goal of this campaign is to raise money, awareness and help low-income people rebuild.
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