Alabama woman who used to be an oyster shucker is “collecting cans” for a living — Now can’t sell the aluminum because of “illness” AND having difficulty paying for medication


As businesses close, many wait for checks, Press-Register, September 19, 2010:

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72, Grand Bay [Female] Occupation: Oyster shucker who... became unemployed when a seafood processing plant shut down after the spill.

She was collecting cans and selling eggs to make ends meet... she learned of eligibility for $150 in food stamps for one month, but the Alabama Department of Human Resources reportedly dropped her from the program. ...

She continues to collect aluminum cans for sale, but had not collected any on Tuesday because of illness. She is having difficulty paying her bills, including utilities and medications. ...

She filed in early August with Ken Feinberg’s Gulf Coast Claims Facility but has yet to receive a payment. 

Read the report here.

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