Presentation on theme: "August 29, 2005 DESTROYED: 23,250 Single family dwellings Apartments Mobile homes MAJOR DAMAGE: 16,250 MINOR DAMAGE: 8,600 34% of the homes destroyed."— Presentation transcript:
August 29, 2005
DESTROYED: 23,250 Single family dwellings Apartments Mobile homes MAJOR DAMAGE: 16,250 MINOR DAMAGE: 8,600 34% of the homes destroyed in Mississippi by Hurricane Katrina were in Jackson County. American Red Cross Statistics, Damage Assessment Need, August 2006
Everyday is a winding road in recovery. The efforts of so many people from all over the country, along with the determination and true grit of the survivors in Mississippi, helped the road to recovery unwind. Thank you to all that have helped so far!!
Local Contractors Local Churches State, local and federal government Volunteers American Legion Putting a family back into their home takes a community working together. Small Businesses
…is about people… working together… making miracles happen everyday.
Salvation Army – Funding Depleted American Red Cross – Funding Depleted Gulf Coast Community Foundation – Funding Depleted Catholic Charities – Funding Depleted But the waiting list of people NEEDING assistance continued to grow.
There continues to be a waiting list of more than 170 people still needing assistance in just one of the local agencies in Jackson County. Case Managers are still trying to get survivors home, but have no funding left with which to work. Most of the individuals and families on the waiting list are disabled, elderly, or disadvantaged.
Take a look inside. Much work is still needed to make homes safe, sanitary and secure.
Local churches and faith-based agencies are able to assist with coordinating repairs through the use of volunteers who continue to come from all across our nation.
Without additional financial support, we have no way to provide the materials needed to complete the repairs the volunteers are coming to do. Without materials, the volunteers will eventually stop coming. The families with whom we continue to work more than three years after Katrina have exhausted their own limited resources, financially and emotionally.
Never, never give up. Winston Churchill
You can help someones story end positively by providing the financial support needed to keep the work moving forward and letting one more family return HOME.
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