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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