Report from New Orleans, Part II: What you can do to help

As noted in an earlier post, the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina to New Orleans was unbelievable, but just as impressive from my recent visit there was the vibrant spirit of rebuilding by committed residents and organizations. As promised, here are some ideas on what you can do to help in this effort: Visit, eatContinue reading “Report from New Orleans, Part II: What you can do to help”

Report from New Orleans, Part I: A national disgrace and local dreams

I spent a couple days in New Orleans this week learning about the recovery effort from Katrina. It was, in a word, stunning. I was stunned by the endurance of the devastation more than three years since the storms, as well as by the resilience and passion with which residents are rebuilding their great city.Continue reading “Report from New Orleans, Part I: A national disgrace and local dreams”