Government service providers are making money a lot of loan to provide aid to Puerto Rico but they are coming up VERY short. Cenk Uygur and also Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us exactly what you think in the comment section listed below.
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" The mission for the Federal Emergency Situation Monitoring Firm was clear: Typhoon Maria had actually torn via Puerto Rico, as well as hungry individuals needed food. Thirty million dishes should be supplied asap.
For this significant task, FEMA touched Tiffany Brown, an Atlanta business owner without any experience in large-scale catastrophe alleviation and at least 5 canceled government contracts in her past. FEMA granted her $156 million for the task, and also Ms. Brown, that is the sole owner and also employee of her company, Tribute Acquiring LLC, set out to locate some help.
Ms. Brown, that is proficient at navigating the government having system, hired a wedding event caterer in Atlanta with a staff of 11 to freeze-dry wild mushrooms and rice, hen and rice, and veggie soup. She discovered a nonprofit in Texas that had delivered food help overseas and also locally, including to a Houston food bank after Cyclone Harvey.
By the time 18.5 million meals were due, Homage had actually supplied just 50,000. And also FEMA assessors discovered a problem: The food had been packaged independently from the pouches made use of to warm them. FEMA's solicitation required "self-heating dishes."
" Do not deliver another meal. Your contract is ended," Carolyn Ward, the FEMA having officer that dealt with Homage's agreement, contacted Ms. Brown in an email dated Oct. 19 that Ms. Brown gave to The New York Times. "This is a logistical headache."
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