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Over the course of a single night, four generations of Sabine Wiegand’s family were suddenly left... more »
posted 08/08/18

Marina Riker's Work

In the months after Hurricane Harvey slammed the Texas Gulf Coast, residents of small towns and rural communities felt ignored and forgotten. Here's what I learned telling their stories.
Day after day, we listened to families’ stories. And we hoped to God that we told them in a way that made others care.
It wasn’t yet Christmas morning, but it may as well have been for Cindy Barrientes and her children. More than 10 people stood outside, bearing dozens of presents, new mattresses, household supplies and food for their family.