5 years ago this month, Hurricane Katrina hit
Recently I've been watching the recaps of Hurricane Katrina on the news. I cannot believe it's been 5 years this month. My heart goes out to anyone who has been affected by Katrina. There are so many amazing stories of people picking up the pieces and trying to move on with their lives even though they suffered the most tragic personal & financial losses imaginable. It is still hard to think of what the victims have been through and are continuing to go through.
Last January, I had the opportunity to travel to New Orleans. I visited the lower 9th ward district which is one of the areas hit the hardest. Over 4,000 homes were destroyed. I had tears rolling down my cheek when I saw all the homes & devastation that is still sitting there. It looks like a war zone. I thought there would be a lot more homes rebuilt. When talking to the locals, I heard horror stories about the red tape with the government & insurance companies and how some of them still have not received compensation for their losses. Very sad how sometimes our country can let it's people down. Louisiana got a 1-2 punch because of the recent BP mess. This is really unfathomable. Hopefully, things will change in the future for all the Louisiana residents affected by both of these nightmares. My prayers go out to them.
To help rebuild homes in the lower 9th ward of New Orleans, visit Brad Pitt's Make It Right organization: www.makeitrightnola.org Through this orgazination, sustainable & affordable homes in the lower 9th ward are being rebuilt. The website states that they've built 50 homes to date. It was very inspiring to see some of the homes that they completed. I am donating today to help make a change in someone's life.
A work in progress in New Orleans lower 9th ward.
Jeana Cowie, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES©
Broker Associate, Real Estate Agent
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