9/13/2005

Utah Hosts Guests From Katrina

Its good to know that even though times aren't very good right now in the U.S., as Utahns we are being true to what we believe and helping wherever we can. Communities throughout Utah are taking families into their towns, finding them places to live, jobs to support their families, and being the friends that they need. Not only will this enrich our lives, but it will also enrich our economy. By having these new comers in our community we will be allowing our kids to see some of what is on the other side of Utah borders, and bring in some cultural diversity that we have been in need of. In New Orleans 67 percent are black, while only 1.9 percent of Salt Lake's population is, according to the Utah Census Bureau, and Angie Welling of the Deseret Morning News. By having people come and stay here, and having them see that Utah is not so bad, might help prompt them to stay here and start a new life, while bringing in needed revenue. I think that Katrina will help bring Americans together just like 911. http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,605153807,00.html

5 comments:

destiny said...

Over the weekend I went home to Salt Lake and learned that hundreds of victims of Katrina are being housed in Camp Williams, a national guard training site operated by the Utah Army National Guard. My father works for the State Prison and was asked to deliver 285 mattresses to Camp Williams for the victims. It's good that we have somewhere for them to stay and all, but they are being packed into the army barracks pretty tightly. Sure it's better than sleeping in a canoe or some other floatation device, but they aren't going to be very comfortable in there and will leave the moment they get a chance. It sucks for them and makes me appreciate what I have.

Mia said...

I agree that housing part of the victims here in Utah could help out the economy here and bring in much needed diversity. With the living conditions they are given I doubt this will be much of a positive experience but then again what they went through back home wasn't a happy memory either.

taylor said...

Housing some of the hurricane victims will certainly boost our economy. It will also let everyone else in the U.S. know that we are willing to help anyone in need when disaster strikes. I feel bad for them having to live in the conditions they are in, but we all know it is a lot better than where they came from. It helps to know that we are giving them a boost to a new beginning.

ethan said...

It is a great thing that Utah is helping through these hard times but I think that we should think about the good that is done to the people not the good to our economy. At least we still have one. These people have nothing and we are trying to benifit from that. There is something wrong with that.

Dr. Tufte said...

-1 on Alex's post for a spelling error.

All of these are reasonable positions but I'd like to see more about ManEc.