Physician's criticism of hurricane survivors in Texas-Fiction!

Email From a Volunteer Physician in Texas Who is Critical of the Conduct and Attitudes of Some Survivors-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:
The eRumor is from a doctor named Richard Johnson who says he volunteered to help hurricane survivors who were brought to Houston after hurricane Katrina in 2005.
He started his mission with compassion but ended it with anger toward some of the survivors who he said had a welfare mentality, were not grateful, and would not volunteer to help.

The Truth:
This is another example of a person forwarding an email that he did not write but it has been circulated as though he wrote it.
Dr. Richard Johnson says he is not the author of this email and that he has not been in Texas for more than 10 years.
He does recall seeing the message and forwarding it but that’s it.
Subsequent versions of the eRumor have been sent around the world with his name and contact information at the bottom of the email making it appear as though he originated it.
We don’t know who wrote it.

Last updated 9/20/05