“Don’t forget the second face of this disaster: the people of no means who are locked away and suffering alone.”
We all heard the horrific stories of the needy that were trapped in their homes and apartments.
And for the working poor, those who rely on hourly pay with no sick or vacation time or savings, the situation will get much worse if they cannot return to work and are unable to afford rent. Many of these families are at risk of becoming homeless.
“Economic and social inequality becomes only more pronounced in the wake of disaster.”
As the piece reminds us,
“Just like the hardest-hit towns along our shoreline, low-income people have had their lives upended by Sandy. And the onslaught’s not over yet.”
We must continue to provide assistance to those with the greatest needs; even after the news of the storm recovery fades.