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Another Mark Of Shame For FEMA

Reported by Deborah - February 17, 2006

There was a report on Big Story from Douglas Kennedy about a large surplus of home furnishings supplied by FEMA for Katrina folks sheltered in Fort Worth, Texas after the storm. The city offered the surplus back to FEMA but they weren't interested so Fort Worth has launched an online auction to unload the beds, tables and chairs at prices way below cost. 2/17/06

Yesterday, Chrish posted on CNN's coverage of thousands of empty trailers that could be used to house Katrina victims. Now another mark of shame for FEMA who could very easily find a way to get this furniture to the people who need it.

Kennedy reported that the proceeds of the auction will be given back to FEMA which means the Katrina folks will be shafted again. It's too bad that the furniture can't be donated to Habitat For Humanity now raising money for new construction on the Gulf Coast in the very same town.

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