Hey, this picture is a bigger deal than you might think. Up til now, these shelves were always bare, so it’s nice to see supplies are regular enough now.
There was a woman named Sarah I met with yesterday who was distraught. She just returned from Texas after her sister encouraged her to come home. Her sister didn’t tell her that their parents and brother died in the attic of their home when they were trapped during the flood. It was one of the hardest folks situations I’ve encountered down here, but everyone in the Center seemed very supportive and when I left her there were two agencies working on getting her a place to live. She gave me a big hug when we departed and I felt better, I hope she did too. Everything in the Center has not slowed down. It’s amazing to me that even after all the people we’ve seen (between 200 and 300 a day) each morning brings a longer line around the building and there’s barely even enough time for a lunch break some days.
Our loan application deadline was October 28th but has been extended now til January 11th. I don’t know if that means I’ll be here that long, but at least hopefully folks will come in less stressed about getting the deadline met.
I hope you’re all doing well! I love and miss each of you.