|Award of Excellence
"Rebuilding after the floods"
Cielo Bamberger, 10, and Esme Bella Bamberger, 9 months, hang on their mother Glenda Bamberger while their sister Serenity Bamberger, 7, digs in the dirt outside of their trailer on their property in Blanco, Texas on July 1, 2015. The family is living in the trailer, which is parked in front of their flood-damaged home, while they build a new house on eight-foot pillars on the same property. Despite the pain that the river along the property caused, the family decided to try to rebuild. The dog, known as Buddy or Bear, showed up on their property after the floods and has stayed since. Glenda said that she thinks he was carried far from his home in the floods, because none of their neighbors in the area have claimed him.