- Posted April 6, 2014 by
Living like refugees - Atlanta apartment residents demand change after a flood destroys units.
Sunday, April 6th, 2014 -- Giant holes in walls, burst pipes gushing water, black mold, rust-congested pipes - a group of residents is fed up and is taking action. The demand for change is simple: either make the place inhabitable, or condemn the units. Two residents offered a tour of their places, and the findings were astonishing: rusty razor blades had spilled out of the crumbling walls when pipes had burst, some walls had giant holes, and there was no water coming out of the tap. The place is uninhabitable. The photos are just horrific - rusty razor blades, debris, mold, and water that poured out of damaged walls during the massive flooding has destroyed nearly everything my friend Shaun Bridgway owns - I am leading this call to action to force the landlord to fix this issue. The damage from the flooding is so extensive that one resident - Shaun Ridgway - has lost everything she owns, including her Bachelor's thesis. All of her art and photography - lifetime experiences that cannot be recreated - have been destroyed in the flooding. If you want to support her, visit her GoFundMe page at: http://www.gofundme.com/834x8s . The first disaster support and action campaign meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm - to be held at 1164 Alta Avenue, in Atlanta, Georgia.