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Help Katrina victims first


After reading "For Katrina Victims, Relief at Last," from the Nov. 17, 2010, issue of the New York Times, I began thinking about why it took five years to help. Finally, survivors who had been left out of disaster relief are receiving aid. Most are low-income citizens who have been suffering for five years, some homeless, because the rebuilding programs were structured to help the wealthy. I think it's ridiculous that it's taken this long to help these survivors.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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