Friday, September 24, 2010

Storm's Coming

And Arlington still needs help.

Read the Letter to the Editor in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.  Thanks to those orgainizations that step up to the plate and really do help people when they find themselves homeless within a matter of minutes.  Maybe FEMA should get some pointers from the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and area churches. 

After the flood

Thanks to the Chisholm Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the city of Arlington employees, elected officials and church volunteers who came to our aid after the Sept. 8 Arlington floods.

As affected residents, we are still dazed as well as homeless, facing many life-changing decisions about our future. We are grateful to the above-named people in their continued support while making decisions regarding our nearly destroyed homes. May God bless each and every one of you as well as the former residents of our condominium family.

-- Tom Clayton, Arlington

Also, check out the story on

Two weeks after flood waters from Tropical Storm Hermine devastated their neighborhood, residents along Rush Creek in west Arlington say they feel forgotten and need help.

Nearby, a complex of apartments and condos is all but abandoned. There's no power, and residents such as Diane Wade have moved out -- often with only the clothes on their backs.

In the same neighborhood, at least 60 homes were damaged and dozens of apartments destroyed.

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