K+10: New Orleans Levees and Flood Protection

November 10th, 2014 by in Blogs, The Latest
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November 10, 2014- New Orleans was devastated by floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 due to multiple levee failures; moving forward, improvements are being made along multiple lines of defense in order to effectively manage the risk from large storms.

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K+10: Coming Home

October 10th, 2014 by in Blogs, The Latest
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October 10, 2014- “So, is everyone back yet?” This is an inevitable question when discussing New Orleans post-Katrina, and the short answer is no, after almost a decade there are about 100,000 residents who have not yet come back. But many are still working on it.

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Nine Years After Katrina: Where We Stand

August 28th, 2014 by in News from NOLA, The Latest
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August 28, 2014- In many ways, New Orleans’ story is also the story of 21st-century America. We have a lot of work to do, but we also have many new opportunities to use our God-given personal gifts and resources to do it.

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Take It From The Intern: A Reflection

May 22nd, 2013 by in Blogs, The Latest
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May 22, 2013- I had left the familiar hilly suburbs of Northern Virginia for a deltaic landscape dominated by canals and muggy bayous. I would call the Crescent City home as I completed my internship with Camp Restore. What would unfold over the next three months will leave a distinct mark on my life.

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Photos from Camp – Week of 3/24/2013

March 31st, 2013 by in Photo Galleries, The Latest
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March 31, 2013- Another great bunch of Alternative Spring Breakers put in a solid week of service across the Greater New Orleans area – check out their photos!

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A Mother’s Dream

March 15th, 2013 by in Blogs, The Latest
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March 15, 2013- Thanks to volunteers who gave time and money for materials, we’ve been able to restore Otha’s house this winter, with work including a new roof, siding, electric, plumbing with a handicap shower, window, subfloor, insulation, drywall, painting, doors, floor tile, kitchen cabinets and finally a ramp.

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The Calm Before The Storm

August 28th, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest
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The story that there is a storm ‘out there’ has been a major story since last Thursday. It has been a long time. It will hit seven years to the day since Katrina. There are questions about the levees and about all the preparations we have made. How will what we have done stand up to a storm? We will find out soon.

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The Hands Who’ve Helped

August 22nd, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest
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Isn’t it amazing what we can achieve when we come together? I always think two is better than one, a family is more powerful than an individual, and (as I often say around the office) team work makes the dream work.

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Fifth Anniversary of Katrina – Lower Ninth Ward

August 29th, 2010 by in The Latest, Videos

Commemoration on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.

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