This is a collection of photos I took while volunteering in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, 16 months after Hurricane Katrina.
My first trip was in February, 2007 to do a "Lindwall Releasing" workshop with the residents and volunteers to assist them in overcoming the trauma, shock, depression and other emotional distresses incurred from the massive destruction of their homes, families, communities and lives.
Sadly, even 16 months after Katrina, street signs had not been replaced and finding the barest of necessities was very difficult. It was difficult to believe I wasn't in a third world country!
I made four trips during 2007 and unfortunately, I have not had an opportunity to return. However, the wonderful people I met and worked with were amazing and it was a wonderful lesson on the resiliency of the human spirit.
New Orleans still has much to rebuild and they are in dire need of volunteers today. You can go to the website that will match you with an organization that can best utilize your skills. This website is: VolunteerMatch.com
Or you can call the United Way or Salvation Army to send your donations of money, food or clothing. Please remember these people and know they still need your help.
If you would like to contact me about this or the work I do in helping others, my e-mail address is: email@example.com