Saturday, August 29, 2009

4 YEARS AGO TODAY - KATRINA HIT MISSISSIPPI

IT'S BEEN A LONG, HARD 4 YEARS FOR THE RECOVERY PROCESS - but it's just not over...

I have not blogged here in quite awhile, and certainly not steadily, about Katrina in my beloved Mississippi. A lot has been happening in my own life, changes I never expected, but that's really no excuse. I just want all to know that even though I've had my own problems to deal with there is never, never a day that you all along the coast have not been in my thoughts and in my heart!

Given my own personal experiences with Katrina for the past 4 years, I think she will never be out of my mind. She was life-changing for me. Even though I was not there in person to experience it, I have experienced it deeply.

On this special day, I am sending love and best wishes to all those that I know on the coast and to all that I've never met. God Bless You ALL!

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Steps Coalition- New recovery “shortcomings” report: "Hurricane Katrina, Has Mississippi Fallen Behind?"

Pearlington, MS Recovery- A message from Canada Jon: "Dancing with Katrina."

Relief Volunteers Hancock County-Kathleen's Recovery Blog Waveland, MS & Hancock County


From the City of Biloxi Newsletter by Vincent Creel:

Katrina Memorial: The city will hold a Katrina memorial observance on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 8 a.m. on the Biloxi Town Green. The 30-minute ceremony, which will involve several clergy members, will be capped by the unveiling of Marlin's marlin, a Marlin Miller sculpture created from a standing dead oak on the north side of the Town Green, near the Katrina memorial.

Walking on Water: The second annual Walking on Water Bridge Walk and Canned Food Drive" takes place Saturday, Aug. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to walk the Biloxi Bay Bridge, and walkers are asked to bring donations of canned goods to help replenish and support local food pantries. Sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and others. Over 700 walkers participated in the inaugural event in 2008 with over 2,000 canned good collected.

Katrina & Biloxi: The city and Cable One will air "Katrina & Biloxi," the city's award-winning documentary on Cable One Cable 13 at 8:30 a.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

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Katrina in Biloxi -To see the city's online Katrina section, which includes photos and video.


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