I was reminded lateley of one of my favorite quotes from the Lorax.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
In the aftermath of the flood, so many people have been trying to point the finger as to who was to blame. Who is to blame them when a town worker states that yes one of the communities was sacrificed in order to drain some of the other communities faster. Everyone is looking for answers, and everyone is looking for funding so they can start to rebuild their lives. Some people are covered by insurance or disaster recovery, while others are not.
I believe it is up to ourselves to stand up for what we believe in. As well, while we are waiting, it is best to do what you can for your family. It is important to stay on top of everything so any applications don’t fall through the cracks. It is important to ask questions, even if the answer is no. So many people have a deep fear of rejection that they are afraid to ask any questions. They are afraid of confrontation.
If your home has contanimated land, why not pick up a shovel and start removing it yourself. Yes it may take awhile, yet anything can be accomplished in baby steps. Now it may not be as easy as it sounds, and many people do not have a lot of disposable income, especially after this disaster to start fixing everything on their own. Yet at the same time, we should not sit and wallow in self-pity, as that solves nothing. Be proactive and start looking for solutions.