Homeless woman asks Obama for help

Feb. 10, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A homeless Florida woman living in a car asked U.S. President Barack Obama for help Tuesday during his town hall meeting on his economic stimulus plan.

"I have an urgent need, unemployment and homelessness, a very small vehicle for my family and I to live in," the woman told Obama during a question-and-answer session in Fort Myers, Fla.. "We need urgent (help)."

The woman said she was told by an area housing authority that there was a two-year waiting list.

"We need something more than the vehicle and the parks to go to," she said, tears streaming. "We need our own kitchen and our own bathroom. Please help."

Obama told her that his staff would talk to her about her situation after the town hall ended.

He said his administration would "do everything we can to help you but there are a lot of people like you. And we're going to do everything we can, all right?"

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