For victims like Pamela Jackson, the best hope are long-term Disaster Recovery Committees set up in Kokomo and other communities. The committees – of churches and non-profit groups - distribute money from donations and coordinate resources to serve those who still need help.
“I don’t know what I’d do without that help,” she said. “I guess just be thankful for all the people who did step up when FEMA didn’t.”
Maureen Hayden covers the Statehouse for the CNHI newspapers in Indiana. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her on Twitter @MaureenHayden