One month since getting notice of eviction, residents of Seminole Estates scramble to find alternate shelter while others count their losses. I continue to share their stories with the hope that anyone with legal knowledge, muscle, money and/or compassion can lend a hand to those in need of assistance greater tan the $3000 offered to those who qualify.
Sometime last week the weather shifted in South Florida. The humidity is lower and delicious breezes are blowing. Fall is in the air. Last October, the residents of Seminole Estates were decorating their homes for Halloween. This year, few took the time because they just don't have it. They are too busy packing up their lives.
|Jamie Doyle: "Fighting takes too much energy."|
|Jamie tells Madame Michelle that she can sell the aluminum before she moves.|
|A box spring now occupies Madame Michele's kitchen.|
|Madame takes a moment to give thanks.|
|Darrell Coe is dismantling all the work he did on his home.|
|Carol Coe: "We're hoping our house makes the trip."|
Others are starting to take homes apart too. Unwanted furniture and piles of debris are common lawn ornament now. Via email Teri Vasterling writes, "Under cover of night and in whispers behind closed doors, folks are planning their move out of a place we once called 'home.' I'm not waving a white flag...my personal fight will continue after I make my escape."
Via email and personal visits, I am grateful to those sharing their stories with me and look forward to gathering more. Thank you.