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A Pocketful Of Promises...Sandy's Aftermath XI by Trippy4U A Pocketful Of Promises...Sandy's Aftermath XI by Trippy4U
Thank you kindly for taking the time to have a look.
I'm sincerely grateful for your support :peace:

A Pocketful of Promises is a small photo essay in the wake of Hurricane Sandy months after the media moved on to the next "big story". My intention is only to keep it in the public's consciousness as long as there are still hundreds of families who feel forgotten by our government. As the nation celebrated the Presidential Inaugural, at a cost of over $120,000,000,...people along the coastline are still without the barest necessities of modern living. Essentials such as electrical power, running water, heating, food and decent places to live have been denied to these people because FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has still to release the funds direly needed to help them to begin to rebuild their shattered lives. So as I watch the President and his Washington cronies on the TV chowing down mouthfuls of $3000 a plate dinners at the Inaugural Ball, I couldn't help but think of the kind of "blast" Sandy's victims were having in contrast.

Footnote: A Sandy Relief Package has been approved after 91 days, and counting, of political dilly-dalling.
This concludes my "short story". I apologize for having turned off comments for most of the images but allow me to say that in my dictatorial conceit that I thought this was best to save us all from redundancy. I do care what people have to say and in no way do I believe in censorship of any sort.
The entire series can be accessed here [link]
There are many relief charities set up for Sandy victims. I recommend The Empire State Relief Fund [link] because the help will go to those who need it the most...the homeowners and renters.
Thank you kindly for weathering along with me through this. Funds from FEMA have begun to trickle down now :peace:

Loreena McKennitt - Lullaby
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O who can stand? O who hath caused this?
O who can answer at the throne of God?
The Kings and Nobles of the Land have done it!
Hear it not, Heaven, thy Ministers have done it!

Song [link] Lyrics [link]

Kindly featured by :icontofstofs: [link] :iconphilippel: [link] :iconteaphotography: [link] :iconmizzmab: [link]

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