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9/14/05-Tyler

Black Community Helping Katrina Victims Is Being Overlooked, Says Bishop

In a press conference Wednesday afternoon the Area Black Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance says black churches and individuals have also taken in families and donated financially to the relief effort. Officials are quick to say, though, they're not helping victims to get a pat on the back. "The point is that seemingly every time anything something of this nature happens [the black community] is overlooked. Whether that is a concentrated effort or not, a mistake, a misconception, the fact remains the same," says organization president Bishop David R. Houston. The alliance says on top of what they've already done, they are willing and in position to help evacuees to find housing on a temporary or permanent basis.

Christine Nelson reporting. cnelson@kltv.com

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