February, 2006 I drove from Columbia, Missouri to Pearlington, Mississippi.
Pearlington is about one hour east of New Orleans, and is about 10 miles inside the Mississippi state border from Lousiana.
According to the 2000 census Pearlington had 1,684 people, and 830 housing units.

When I arrived I met other volunteers who were part of Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County, New York, lead by Rich Taylor. We were joined by a group from the Walter Hoving House, which is a women's recovery house in Putnam County, New York.

I put the pictures that I took into a web album, which you can see by clicking the link below.
The pictures include distruction that occured due to Katrina, and also pictures of us working to help rebuild Pearlington, Mississippi.

Katrina Aftermath 2006

February 10, 2007 I drove from Columbia, Missouri to Kiln, Mississippi.

I arrived on Sunday afternoon, February 11, 2007 at Camp Coastal, Kiln, Mississippi.

Camp Coastal was a housing center available to volunteers assisting in the hurricane relief recovery effort. It is located in Hancock County Mississippi.

I went into Waveland, MS to found a place to eat supper. After supper, I watched the Waveland Mardi Gras Parade. When I came back to Camp Coastal I met the other volunteers who had arrived.

It was nice to see them again. I moved from Pleasant Valley, New York in September, 2006, so I hadn't seen them for a while.

William Carey (our leader) and I both took a lot of pictures while we where in Mississippi. I have put the pictures together in a Web Album.

Katrina Recovery 2007

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