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Tom H

I don't believe that Habitat for Humanity was created to respond to all disaster relief situations. Habitat should be one of the solutions in the response to Katrina, not the only response. There are other models out there (i.e D'Iberville Volunteer Foundation) that can help, but one organization isn't THE answer to rebuilding the gulf coast. I can't see how Habitat can be held responsible for the fact that it will take 6-10 more years to rebuild all the homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

Nathan Smith

Tom H "nailed it on the head"! As the moto for Habitat is "A hand up not a hand out"!

Donna Clapp

I have to say that I'm disgusted by this article. As the comment from above notes, Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that was created to empower those who would never have the opportunity to own their own house and their model works great for that. It's not their responsibility to take care of providing housing for people after a disaster like Katrina. What's missing from this article is calling out those people who ARE supposed to be responsible for it. Who is that? Is it FEMA or what? It's certainly not any one volunteer organization. Habitat does great work and to rake them over the coals this way is completely irresponsible.

Jesse B

Having an expectation that an agency act outside it's parameters and then attacking it for not meeting that expectation defies all logic and common sense. Habitat for Humanity has a very definite mandate and they meet that mandate quite well. What I get from the above article is that Habitat has finished or is working on finishing a total of 702 homes. That's 702 people who might not have had their homes rebuilt without Habitat's help. Keep up the great work H4H!

rlj

Habit for Humanity based on the article is doing a great job. They are accomplishing their mission. The article should focus on the difference between what Habitat and FEMA. Habitat relies on volunteers and sweat equity and we know that Katrina displaced many people so therefore there their requirements can't be met but they will still building 700+ houses. For that type of organization I think they are doing a great job and should not be critized.

birthofvenus75

It is a sad day indeed when a charity devoted to empowering people struggling on the margins is crucified for trying to make a difference. In this age of unabashed blogging, it is so easy to be deconstructive. Here's a thought: perhaps what the writer needs is a good dose of volunteering on a Habitat for Humanity build site. Being constructive is arduous, I know, but I encourage him to pick up a hammer and see what happens. Instead of spreading cynacism in the guise of investigative journalism, he might just inspire someone to make a difference. I'd like to read that blog.

Marie Baker

Lame reporting, one sided, mean spirited, oh well...

Eric B

What an awful article! I bet this writer has not volunteered 1 hour with this organization before writing this nonsence.

Ask the over 1,000 Gulf Coast families who now live in Habitat homes, post-Katrina, if Habitat failed them.

melissa seaton

well lets see i live in kansas and i asked habitat for humanity for Help on home repairs,they showed up said my house needed to much work and they never built a 5 bed room and my house was way worse than the other person that was also needing help,so they said it would be easier to build them one because they only needed a 2 bedroom and said sorry and walked away. even though i have a disabled daughter they still turned me down.

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I don't believe that Habitat for Humanity was created to respond to all disaster relief situations. Habitat should be one of the solutions in the response to Katrina, not the only response. There are other models out there (i.e D'Iberville Volunteer Foundation) that can help, but one organization isn't THE answer to rebuilding the gulf coast. I can't see how Habitat can be held responsible for the fact that it will take 6-10 more years to rebuild all the homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

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Tom H "nailed it on the head"! As the moto for Habitat is "A hand up not a hand out"!

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東京電力福島第一原発事故で東電に巨額の損失が生じたのは、経営陣が地震や津波の安全対策を怠ってきたためだとして、株主らが東電に対し、歴代の経営陣に損害賠償請求訴訟を起こすよう求める書面を提出する方針を固めたことが分かった
請求額や対象者を検討した上で、今月中にも提出したいとしている。提出後、60日以内に東電が提訴しない場合、株主代表訴訟を東京地裁に起こすという。
株主の一人は「このままでは、過去の経営陣の責任追及があいまいになってしまう。裁判で責任の所在をはっきりさせるべきだ」と話した。一方、東電は「内容を把握していないので、コメントは差し控える」としている。

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ティンバーランド付近住民らが数日前から目撃したのも同じ男とみられ、近くの女性も取材に「事件が発覚する何日か前の午前8時ごろ、尾崎さん宅の玄関門扉前に段ボールを持って立つ黒っぽい服装の不審な男を見た」と話した。東側の別の門扉の前には、バイクが止められていたという。

 ティンバーランド一方、堺市南区の歯科医師の妻、田村武子さん(67)が行方不明になっている事件に絡んで窃盗容疑で逮捕された西口宗宏容疑者(50)とよく似た男が尾崎さんの事件があった日、同市内の農協支所で、尾崎さんのキャッシュカードを使い残高を照会。その際、支所付近の防犯カメラには、黒っぽい服装の男が黒いバイクで乗り付ける姿が記録されていた。

 府警は、西口容疑者方から黒い原付きバイクを押収し、関連の有無を調べている。

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