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Visit to New Orleans & Mississippi

Nature 1, Man 0...

This is going to take a LONG time to heal.

They do need help. Give till it hurts.



  • John R. Hall
    John R. Hall Member Posts: 2,246
    Unbelievable devastation

    I spent the day touring New Orleans and Bay St. Louis, Mississippi where Katrina made landfall. Words and pictures cannot describe the scene -- and this is two months later. My brief visit had a profound effect on me and will for some time. There is too much to put into words here but I will be writing my thoughts in a couple of upcoming News' stories. I hope you take time to read -- and see the pictures.

    Folks, these people need your monetary help.
  • Wethead7
    Wethead7 Member Posts: 170
    Words can not

    The smell was so strong and bad. Words can not come close to providing anything close to what it is like. I have seen this with my own eyes.

    We currently provide a portion of our service income ot the Red cross. We have not done this in the past. We have also made some of our equipment and staff available to Red Cross for no cost. If any body is thinking of giving , they really need it.

  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    Back the top

    You guys are correct. We all gave in the begining but forget that it will take along time. We sent money from the company and I dropped coins in all the jars .. AT FIRST.

    Its time to remember to keep giving.


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  • John R. Hall
    John R. Hall Member Posts: 2,246
    Thanks Scott

    I attached two pics. The first is one of several "mountains of trash." We estimated this pile to be 25 feet high and 200 yards long, just from one small neighborhood. The second pic is the popular Lake Ponchartrain shoreline where Joe's Crab Shack (left) is destroyed as is a lighthouse in the middle and a burned-out marina on left. These are all in New Orleans Parrish, the popular area for locals and vacationers to visit (besides Bourbon Street). If this area doesn't come back the whole city is affected.

    The tragedies is Mississippi and Alabama are actually far greater. At least the people from New Orleans KNOW where their homes are.
  • Wayco Wayne_2
    Wayco Wayne_2 Member Posts: 2,479
    Thanks guys

    for reminding us of their need. The aftermath is also a challenge when devestation hits. Many are too depressed to act on their own behalf. To rebuild a life after such a blow can seem futile. Give with all your heart. WW

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