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Sr. Cathy Buster builds a new kind of farmworker community

  • Sr. Cathy Buster. (Courtesy Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods)

When Hurricane Charley tore through southwest Florida in 2004, it leveled DeSoto County, one of the poorest counties in the state. In the town of Arcadia, farm workers watched 150 mile-per-hour winds demolish their already flimsy mobile homes and ruin their belongings.

Families doubled up in the remaining trailers, living in crowded, deplorable conditions. Unknown to them at the time, a diminutive, soft spoken Sister of Providence had their backs. Not only was she a woman of God, she was something else they desperately needed: a housing expert.

Read the full story at Global Sisters Report.

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