Thursday, October 26, 2006

Help is still needed

Even though Katrina happened 14 months ago, there are thousands of people who still need the basic necessities.

From a blog in
Pearlington, Mississippi


WHERE IS PEARLINGTON, MISSISSIPPI ???????????????????
We Are The ForGotten Town !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DO NOT FORSAKE US!!!!!! WE ARE HERE, WE ARE NO FOOTNOTE!!!!!!!!! WE ARE AMERICAN CITIZENS, NOT A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY !!! OR WORSE !! WE LIVE !!!!!!!


Frustration is a daily chore. These people were overlooked from before the storm hit. The eye of the storm passed right over them.

Pearlington is a very small, old logging town
on the Louisiana - Mississippi border. It is an example of the lingering affects of Hurricane Katrina. The citizens of Pearlington, as well as hundreds of other small towns in Katrina's path, are having an extremely difficult time surviving. But as is said in the above blog, they are survivors.

If anyone out there can help in any way, please go to the following websites to see how to best use your time/money.


Presbytarian Disaster Assistance



Pearlington Relief

Relief information regarding Pearlington, MS - Located in Hancock County. This includes organizations assisting in the recovery effort and municipal needs.


The home of C.O.D.R.A - the Coalition of Disaster Relief Agencies - and the online journal chronicling the recovery of Pearlington, Mississippi from Hurricane Katrina.

C.O.D.R.A. is an association of INDEPENDENT relief organizations - each with its own agenda and direction - which exists to encourage Resource to meet Need, as its Member Agencies assist the once-forgotten town of Pearlington in getting back on its feet....


Volunteer Resources in Hancock County


Thank you from the bottom of all of our hearts for what you've done and what you've yet to do.

Nothing on the scale of Katrina has ever happened. People think that because they're not hearing about it on a daily basis that all is "normal". There is a new normal now and it ain't easy.

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