Oct 6, 2008

Voices of Ike -- Galveston tent city

11:27 am, Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 Louise Geerts, executive director, Galveston County Medical Society This is a photo at the "tent city" in Galveston that is temporarily housing citizens who have lost their homes, have no place to go and no resources to relocate even if places were available. There are four tents that are half the size of football fields with cots lined up as far as you can see. This photo is Red Cross Disaster Relief Shelter 2. On the left is Rebecca Risinger, MD, UTMB Dept of Pediatrics. In the center is Frederick Zaunbrecher, MD, UTMB Dept of Internal Medicine, with his wife on the right, Michele Zaunbrecher. All three are also volunteers for The Luke Society that provides medications through its street ministry for the homeless every Saturday morning. The Luke Society won the complimentary grant of $2,500 in 2007 for the TMA Foundation's Champion of Health Award. I will send some more photos. Louise

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