A frying pan floats like a life raft for a spatula after a flash flood wiped out a homeless encampment on the island along the Kennebec River in Waterville on October 14, 2022. The American Red Cross gave Wood a $500 Visa card which she used $160 on laundry and the rest on waterproof suitcases and a couple of nights at the local motel.
Wood also works a full-time job at the River Jack in Fairfield. She and her boyfriend are homeless after their roommates moved out leaving them with $1,800/month rent which they could not afford. Theyâve been in a tent since May looking for an affordable apartment, but waiting lists are long and rent is high.