|A special, heartfelt THANK YOU to ALL the Red Cross
volunteers and first responders from around the world who
helped the people of the New Orleans & Gulf Coast areas
during our time of need, and to volunteers everywhere who
are still helping to rebuild!
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"...I am certain that you have created a much-needed addition to the efforts to provide timely and
comprehensive communications for hurricane survivors and others interested in the continuing challenges
of recovering from Katrina and Rita.....we applaud the arrival of your website..."
-George Flynn, editorial director, houstonhurricanerecovery.org
"..I love your site, looks great and a huge help for people...u r doing a very good deed"
-Vince, Collinsville, IL
"Just wanted to let the world know, how displaced evacuees are missing the aroma of New Orleans, things
like the Food, Parties, Family &Friends. But some things happen for a reason so i guess the Lord was
telling me this is where i needed to be... but just wanted to let everyone know their's no place like New
Orleans miss it very much, also this was a much needed WEBSITE!!!!"
-Zarice, Chattanooga, TN
"I just linked you a week or two ago. Glad to be a part of helping New Orleanians rebuild."
-Planetary Sister, New Orleans
"I'll tell everybody I know about this site!"
"Love the site. It's great that Hurricane Katrina isn't forgotten."
-D. Gibson, Kenner
" Didn't you know that people told me New Orleans was knocked off the MAP!
But they don't know that we're COMING BACK. This means we are rebuilding our city in the 9th
ward,17th and Lots other places in New Orleans."
"Great to see this initiative. I'm particularly interested in Katrina experiences of disabled people. You can
read about emergency preparedness involving this population here on my
living-with-global-warming.com/disability-and-disasters.html page. Also would love direct experiences
shared here on my alternate-energy-sources.com/global-warming-impacts.html page."
"You are missing quite a few non-profits(see links page):
Please add all of us!
Cheers and keep up the good work!"
Sidney Ray, executive director
|"I was uptown and - believe
it or not - the water started
coming up the sidewalks, but
at first there was no water in
the streets where I was...the
water was running up the
sidewalks! - Marc Caesar
|"I had evacuated to Baton
Rouge...I was worried about
my house in LaPlace,
because I heard it was gonna
be a worse case scenario -
|"I had evacuated to Lake
Charles, and was watching it
on TV... I thought the whole
city was gone." - HBL
|"I was walking on the
interstate, trying to get
|"I drove people to Lee Circle...then
started driving people from there to
|"I walked through four feet
of water.." -Chinee
|"About 33 of us were in Kingwood
Texas in a hotel. We had
evacuated before the storm. It had
taken us 18 hours to get to the
North side of
Houston from New Orleans. We all
stuck together and are still together
in Humble Texas, north of
reside" - Kia
|"I was in Little Rock (Ark),
worrying about the people
and their homes" - Cindy
|"We evacuated to Jackson, and
watched it on TV...I was worried
about my house two blocks from
the levees" -poppy
|"There was about 5 to 6 feet of
water in Metairie on Caswell
St...a Coast Guard helicopter
hovered over me, then took off
|"...I was watching cnn in a motel
outside of Jacksonville, FL. My
family all lived in arabi/st.bernard
parish. I called cnn for days
leaving messages for someone to
rescue my people in da parish.
I didn't know if anyone was there
to help them. Most were ok.
-LOST IN NY
|"My girl & I had evacuated
from Mid-City to Eunice
|"I had evacuated to Denham
Springs (LA). When I saw
what was happening, I
|"I was doing what they
called 'looting'...I was
trying to survive!"
- BABY BOY DA
PRINCE, Rap &
Take a fascinating personal
journey with a Red Cross
volunteer who's witnessed
firsthand the devastation and
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disasters. This time, it's a
winding adventure through
every part of Louisiana.
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Northwestern view of the
world of humanitarianism,
from the inside looking out,
with interesting experiences
during the days and weeks
following hurricanes Katrina
and Rita, in his
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