August 28, 2009

We Will Never Forget

Please remember that there is still much to do in New Orleans, four years after Katrina struck. If you can, make a contribution to a charity in New Orleans or along the Gulf Coast. People are still suffering.SG_be a new orleanianSticker courtesy of a Southern Gent.


  1. I go to Tulane and there is a lot going on in honor of New Orleans to remember the four year "anniversary" (which is not necessarily the best word, since it isn't really celebrating) of when Katrina hit. That saying is seen everywhere from t-shirts to bumper stickers! Thanks for doing a post on helping New Orleans out!

  2. Saw this on Southern Gent- great thought.

  3. It's hard to believe that it has been four years. Lives were changed forever for those in New Orleans and along the Mississippi coast. Thank you for remembering.

  4. Thanks Meg.
    Please come and stay with Alberto and me soon.
    We love you!
    xo xo

  5. Katrina has to be one of the largest scale disasters I have seen in my lifetime.

  6. Thank you so much for this post. I lost my home in Katrina along with thousands of other people. As I post this my husband is installing the doorknobs of our new home. It has been a long journey since Aug. 29, 2005. Thanks for remembering.

  7. Gina... I am so sorry for your loss. I spent many happy hours in New Orleans.

    I was in Scotland at a conference when Katrina hit - a philanthropy conference, no less - and I could not get people there to understand how horrible this was to the residents of the Gulf Coast. They couldn't understand why people didn't leave or why they stayed. They thought that all Americans were rich and had insurance. Sadly, that's not the case.

    All of the best wishes in your new home.

  8. bless you for this post, meg- it boggles my mind that 4 years later, new orleans is still no where close to being repaired.

    such a tragedy then, and one that seems to have faded quickly in everyone's memory.

  9. Meg - Thanks for continuing the message of continued support for New Orleans.

  10. Thanks to my son being a student at loyola before and after Katrina I will always consider our family New Orleanians.

    Funny, as I read this my neighbor dropped by a gift
    ( she had just returned from dropping her son off at school in NOLA)

    I opened the bag and in it was the best ever pewter fleur de lis beer opener. The card simply said,
    New Orleans Rocks!

    My son lost everything and even recently I asked him where his suit jacket was. All he had to say was, "Katrina." Still he AND we know how lucky he was compared to most.


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