Anybody here from Waveland Mississippi?

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by mrkramer, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I was there a little over a year ago to help with clean-up from Katrina, And I would like to see how much has been done over the past year, so if there is anyone from there here could you post some pictures.
     
  2. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I'm still amazed at the volunteer work going on down there, and the distances people travel to help. Going to work there is probably some of the best therapy available. It will definitely bring you back to reality.

    I'm from Columbus. We're a good 260 miles north of the coast. The Episcopal Church in Mississippi has played a big part in coordinating efforts all along the coast. You might check out the web site for Lutheran Episcopal Services in Mississippi for some updates. Also, a friend of mine is the priest at Christ Episcopal Church in Bay St Louis, which is very close to Waveland. You could email someone through one of those sites to get updates.

    While there have been many homes built from the wonderful efforts of people such as yourself, there is plenty more to be done. Most of which consists of the infrastructure of the cities themselves that were completely destroyed. FEMA and local governments are still haggling over new flood zones and the like.

    Many of my friends were deeply affected by Katrina. All agree: if it weren't for the faith-based groups and other volunteer agencies, recovery would have been much slower and many more people would have suffered in the short-term and long-term. As a Mississippian, I say thank you! :)

    P.S. Who coordinated your trip? Ask them about any further rebuilding that has occurred. Google!!!
     
  3. mrkramer thread starter macrumors 603

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    It was coordinated by my church. And thanks for those links I'll try some of them.
     
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  5. mrkramer thread starter macrumors 603

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    Do you know if they have any pictures that you could post of what it looks like now?
     
  6. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll find out, not sure i'll have to check old emails
     

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