A decade’s worth of group-leader secrets, from FEMA trailers and red gravy to self-care and the future of alternative breaks. Kurt Jostes: So first off, please explain the background story…
August 4, 2015- Since our creation in 2006, the campus of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church along Chef Menteur Hwy in New Orleans East has been our home. While some things have stayed the same (the laundry room), others have seen significant change over the past nine years. Here's a look past-and-present.
March 5, 2015- Levees aren't the only means of protecting areas from hurricanes. Wetlands - especially tree-filled swamps - are natural barriers that can be highly effective at blocking storm surge (when healthy), and it was within such an environment that New Orleans was first built.
January 22, 2015- For New Orleanians, family and home were plenty enough reasons to return post-Katrina. To better understand why New Orleans is special to many more who haven't lived here, let's take a look at ten things we'd be without if New Orleans didn't exist in the first place
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.