175 mph winds • 1800+ confirmed deaths • (700 others considered missing) • Estimated over $90 billion in damages • (more than 2x Andrew)
Tarp Roof Rebuilding Begins
From this point until today: -Some people struggle, receiving no help -Many repair their homes and get right back on their feet -A large number of people never return -Most things, through a slow and steady process, are back to pre-storm conditions today -Some neighborhoods are still in dire need of one last push to help their people out
The dichotomy continues: some people are… Comfortably back in their homes within 6-12 months Still working hard to make progress, even years later
The Lower 9th Ward • A middle, working class neighborhood • Predominantly African-American • (city is 68% black) • Arguably the hardest hit area of the city • Has received little help and has made little progress since the storm
There is still work to be done!!! • Help the Lower 9th Ward and other remaining areas return to full strength • New Orleans became what it is today due its hardworking and soulful people • Make a difference in someone’s life today by donating your time or money!