Entry Title: "106 Degrees"
Name: Sara Chieco , United States
Category and Expertise: Editorial;People, Non-Professional
Entry Description: These are the year-round occupants of Slab City, CA of which there are only about 125. Squatting off the grid with no running water, electricity or sewage in summer temperatures that rise to 125 degrees requires extreme fortitude. A surprising number of the occupants are former military, and often suffer from PTSD. Money or not, they are all human just like anyone else, and showed me a true kindness.