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Homeless Families Flock to Campgrounds

July 16, 2009
Fox News

Troy Renault remembers the shocking statistic he heard earlier this year while watching the news. By the end of 2009, more than a million children will be homeless because of the recession, foreclosure crisis and skyrocketing unemployment rate.

“I was like how could that happen? In this country, how can that happen,” Renault pondered that fact while sitting at a picnic table on a hot Tennessee afternoon. “And little did I think that my children would be part of the statistic.”

He works in construction, helping build the suburban Nashville neighborhood that he, his wife Tammy and their four sons called home in until six weeks ago. When the housing industry collapsed, Troy was laid off and started his own handyman business. But even on his own, work was hard to find. The family struggled to make their bills.

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