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-- Special edition --

November 16, 2005

Katrina tossed us into a snow globe

By Samantha Perez

Samantha Perez

The camper where the Perez family lives.

Ponchatoula, LA - Oct. 23, 2005

(Excerpt) I live in a snow globe. The one there on your lovely window sill during Christmastime. Warm sugar cookie smell from the kitchen, carols from the radio. Wrapped presents lie beneath a Christmas tree, green branches thick and decorated with silver ornaments. Be a good girl, a good boy, darling, Santa’s watching you.

But so is Big Brother, just waiting for the moment to pick up the snow globe and shake it up. Shake, shake, and let the snow fall. To read more, click on 'Katrina tossed us into a snow globe' link here

(This printed edition contains journal entries from 'A sweet reunion' through 'Music provides escape')

Starting the day after Hurricane Katrina stormed across the Gulf Coast, killing thousands and chasing millions from their homes, 17-year-old Samantha Perez began to tell her heartbreaking story. To read all of Perez's work, including later  entries, follow link. 

To contact Perez, please send an email to The Tattoo

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Adventist Community Services

Catholic Charities, USA

Christian Disaster Response
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Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Salvation Army
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800-462-8657, ext. 6440

United Methodist Committee on Relief

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