Brittany Smith, 15, said Christmas is about family. The rest of the Smith family seconded her insight. The family lost their home and personal items, but they have each other and a FEMA-provided trailer. With a tiny artificial tree and carefully wrapped packages, they are prepared to begin anew and rebuild what Hurricane Rita tried to take away. Through it all, they still have family.
The Smith family watches Jake Dale Smith, 7, (a mixed breed dog, bottom) speak for treats in their FEMA-provided trailer on their property in Vidor on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005. From left to right are Martin Smith; Lauren Smith, 17; Brittany Smith, 15; Ashlyn Tucker, 10, and Becky Smith.
The Smith family is prepared to celebrate Christmas in their FEMA-provided trailer on their property in Vidor. Their home was destroyed by trees and water during Hurricane Rita. From left to right are Becky Smith; Ashlyn Tucker, 10; Colton Yount, 15; Lauren Smith, 17; Martin Smith and Brittany Smith, 15.
Becky Smith (left) and Martin Smith (right) discuss last-minute shopping for Christmas in their FEMA-provided trailer on their property in Vidor.