Katrina Angel Tree Victims Needing Help ... 2006

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Moore Family of 4
ID # 2006-300

date posted  October 26, 2006

Mother - age 48
1 boy - age 15 
2 girls - age 12, 9

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in private home in Dallas, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

MY FAMILY AND I EVACUATED AUGUST 31,2005 TO THE SUPER DOME AND WAS RESCUED SEPTEMBER 5,2005 TO SAN ANTIONO, TEXASAND STAYED@ KELLY USA THEN WHEN TO DALLAS, TEXAS.

Jones Family of 5
ID # 2006-301

date posted October 26, 2006

Mother - age 26
2 boys - age 4 and 4 months

1 male - age 49 (father)

1 female - age 49 (mother)

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in private home in Alexandria, LA

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

IT WAS VERYING SARCER AND BAD I NEVER WANT TO GO THROW THAT AGAIN CAUSE WE LOSE EVEYTHING AN WE ALL MUST DIE IT WAS SO PAINFUL I CANT EVEN TALK ABOUT IT

McHenry Family of 1
ID # 2006-302

date posted October 26, 2006

Female - age 51
 

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in private home in Garland, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

My family evaculated the Saturday before Katrina because they compared it to Hurricane Betsy. My father died at 31 yrs old and left 5 kids behind. Twelve of us lived in my sisters' house for 2 months then we moved in hotels for 4 months. We lost 7 houses that had 8 feet of water in each house and we lost our jobs. My fanily has gone thru 2 storms that has changed our lives forever. Debra McHenry

Morris Family of 5
ID # 2006-303

date posted October 26, 2006

Mother - age 50
3 boys - age 27, 29, 21
1 girl -age 19

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in an apartment in Dallas, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

Gerald, Travonda, Sandra, the mother evacuated sunday morning and arrived in Lafayette at midnight and slept on the Church floor. Cyrus was air lifted and raymond stayed on the bridge also because of his job duty as a deputy sheriff.

Morris Family of 3
ID # 2006-304

date posted October 26, 2006

Mother - age 58
Father - age unknown
1 boy - age 27

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Dallas, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

We left New Orleans, Sunday August 28, 2005.  Stayed on the road 15 hours couldn't find a hotel.  So we found a church that welcomed us.  We slept on the floor for two nights, then we stayed @ the cajun dome for three weeks.  Later we ended @ a motel 6 for one month, then stayed @ the Quality Inn for four months.  Then FEMA paid our for the apt we now live in.  We needed houses to own for my sister and her children and my son and I.  help us, please pray for us to prosper and learn to do well.

Davis Family of 3
ID # 2006-305

date posted October 26, 2006

Mother - age 34
Father - age 39
1 boy - age 3

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in private home in Duncanville TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

We left home on Sunday,August 28,2005 driving in the  traffic with three days of changing clothes thinking we would be returning home soon.  After 13 hours of driving in the rain we stoping at every hotel along the highway with no luck until we reached Lake Charles Harrah's Casino Hotel.  This was one time I was happy to go to the the casino with my mother who is a Platium Card member. This was the only reason why we were able to get a room.  We stayed in the hotel while seeking permit housing for our family. We put a deposit down on an apartment in the Lake Charles area a two weeks before Hurricane Rita hit and everyone was advised they had to flee the casino hotel for the second time searching for shelter.

Douglas Family of 4
ID # 2006-306

date posted October 27, 2006

Mother - age 34
2 boys - age 15, 13
1 girl - 5

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in New Orleans, LA

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

WELL FOR US IT WAS HELL BUT WE ARE HERE THANK GODS FOR EVERYONE WHO HELP US LIKE TX FEMA REDCROSS

Jordan Family of 2
ID # 2006-307

date posted October 27, 2006

Mother - age 52
Father - age 52

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Houston, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

My husband and I were fortunate enough to evacuate New Orleans on the day prior to Katrina and the levee breakages. However, we had very little money. He was furloughed from his job 4 years short of retirement; we couldn't afford to maintain his insurance coverage. We've gotten some help from FEMA and some from Musicares, a foundation for musicians, that has sustained us until now. I have not received any job offers; however, my husband is working a part-time job (25 hours/week at $9/hr). It's not enough to sustain us but we're going forward in prayer. Any help will be appreciated. God Bless.

Requesting help with our rent at $825.00, or medications, or utilities, or auto insurance. Would like to rebuild our home in New Orleans, but no financial resources are available. 

Williams Family of 1
ID # 2006-308

date posted October 27, 2006

Female - age 67

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in private home in Garland, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

I evacuated the Saturday before Katrina because they compare it to Hurricane Besty the storm I lost my 31 year old husband. I was 24 years old left with 5 kids ages 9-5. We lived in the attic for 1 week after his death. This time 12 of us lived in my daughters' house for 2 months then in a hotel for 4 months. In February of 2005 I paid off my house after 30 years and then Katrina hit and I lost it plus it push me in to early retirement. Now my life has changed forever. Thanks Vivian Williams

Yesterday I got my mammogram test back and they saw something on my test please keep me in your prayers. Vivian Williams

 

Ali Family of 3
ID # 2006-309

date posted October 27, 2006

Mother - age 48
1 boy - age 2
1 girl - 20

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Shreveport, LA

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

We ended up having to relocate in Shreveport, LA.  Matter of survival not by choice

Douglas Family of 9
ID # 2006-310

date posted October 27, 2006

Mother - age 35
2 boys - age 16, 4
5 girls - 17, 14, 13, 10, 1

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in government housing in Baton Rouge, LA

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

i went to my sister house hoping to get a way from the storm but we ran right intothe water.we got on the roof of my sister house for 6 days no clean water no food calling for help each time we had a chance,but no one came to our rescue so on the 6 day a boat passed and we did what we was doing best called out for help and i said please someone help us am 9 months preagnt and am due at any time so the man said what they all was saying we will come back but no one ever came,so about an hour later the man came back i just could not belive what i was seeimg i said thank you my father.i could say a lot more but it is very hard for,but i had a baby girl in baton rouge.i cryed so much

i would like to thank angel tree for any help they can offer me and my kids,and god bless yall.....

Rusell Family of 4
ID # 2006-311

date posted October 27, 2006

Mother - age 42
1 boy - age 4
2 girls - 14 and 1

Originally from Gulfport, MS
Staying in Palm City, FL

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

 devastating ,dont like rehashing any thoughts of it  just want to move on .were alive, survived ,all that matters to me!

thanks to all,. God bless the red cross

Washington Family of 4
ID # 2006-312

date posted October 28, 2006

Father - age 57
2boys - age 26 and 21
Female - age 82 (mom)

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Houston, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

Evacuated day before Katrina, with very items, leaving better, but smaller car behind. Experience placed my mother in a totally dependant state. I worked for 2 months before having to stop to take care of my mother. My mother is not eligible for social security benefits, so we have to pay $481.50/mo. for medicare benefits. My son came to live with us after his surgery to recover. I can't work and take care of my mother and ailing son. My health presently would make it impossible right now anyway. 

I was placed on unpaid leave on 02/05/06. I recently received a notice stating that my employment ended 3/14/006.

Ross Family of 4
ID # 2006-313

date posted October 28, 2006

Mother - age 45
Father - age 51
2 boys - age 20 and 3

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Irving, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

My evacuation was a trauma for me.  I went to Beaumont Texas and then had to leave Beaumont Texas for Rita.  I was in and out of 5 different Hotels with the FEMA registration when it kicked in and we paid $900.00 of hotel fees until we were able to find an apartment in which I am still at this resident a year now.  I am working for TEMP Service which is a blessing but I am still in need of assistance with medical needs, food needs and also a permenent job.  It is so hard moving from place to place and starting all over again, away from family members.  I missed all of my grandchildren, family members and my State Job. But I do thank GOD for me still being alive.  I am just too afraid to go back where I was born all my life due to the killing and no where to live due to jacking up rent.  It is still hard at times but I just pray to GOD for my strenght and health. 

I thank you in advance for whatever assistance that can be of help.  Please pray that things get better for me and my family.  I have additional grandchildren that needs assistance also but they are in New Orleans with their mom whom went to drugs.  I cannot assist them because I am struggling with myself.

Morris Family of 4
ID # 2006-314

date posted October 28, 2006

Mother - age 22
Father - age 21
2 boys - age 3 and 11 days

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Dallas, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

It was terrible, went to Preston Mississippi where we slept in a guest bedroom on the floor with seven people, my son Koby was in another state without me.  My mother-in-law along with her fiancee' assisted me and Jarard to Beaumont, TX by Greyhound bus where we stayed at the Hotel but we had to sleep on the floor then we went to Ford Park Arena for 2 nights and got assistance to get the apartment where we resides today.  Thank God for rescue, it was a nightmare.  No clothes, food or anything until we got to Texas.  

Thank you very much for assistane, hope that you can assist me with my family, I am a working person, but I cannot work right now due to my newborn and my baby

father was hurt on his job which he is having Therapy and having to go to the Doctor every week.  Please try to help us.  THANK GOD

 

Ross Family of 3
ID # 2006-315

date posted October 28, 2006

Mother - age 47
1 boy - age 2
1 girl - age 9 months

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Gonzales, LA

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

I went to Na Mississippi for a month, then Jackson Mississippi to Gonzales, LA.  Lived with some people here and there and relocated back to Gonzales from Jackson, Ms.

Whatever help you can provide for me will be very appreciated.  I have listed the two children, they are my grandchildren which visit me from time to time when they other grandmother are able to get them to Gonzales and back home.    

Ross Family of 3
ID # 2006-316

date posted October 28, 2006

Mother - age 24
2 boys - age 6 and 3

Originally from Harvey, LA
Staying in Harvey, LA

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

Went to Mississippi for 2 months sleeping on the floor, then back to Louisiana with my sister and her 3 children, then with an elderly christian lady and then in the apartment where I am. Was in a bad car accident which caused me to be on crushes. 

I am thanking you very very much for whatever assistance you can assist me with.  My son Walter is in Dallas right now due to his father taking him and not able to get him back.  My brother picked him up and brought him to his apartment due to seeing that his father was not taking care of him right.  So my mother which lives in Irving Texas and my brother which lives in Dallas are helping him with his needs until he is able to get back with me.  

 

Smith Family of 6
ID # 2006-317

date posted October 28, 2006

Mother - age 26
Father - age 20

2 boys - age 6 and 4

2 girls - age 4 and 3

Originally from Saucier, MS
Staying in Saucier, MS

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

I ahd to leave for hurricane Katrina and came back to have to live in a tent now I'm renting a place and that takes all my money (bills)

any help would be greatly appriciated and thought of as a gift from god above

 

Schoniwitz Family of 5
ID # 2006-318

date posted October 28, 2006

Mother - age 33
Father - age 31
2 boys - age 11 and 17 months
1 girl - age 4

Originally from Saucier, MS
Staying in Saucier, MS

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

yes we had to evacuate for katrina and we were living with my fatherinlaw and we had to buy a home to have a dry place to live then their dad had a heart attack right after the storm and we have been through alot and we are trying to start a new business and things are tight we the mom and dad do not want anything just adopt the kids they are so important.

i will withdraw if i can afford what is neccessary thank you. i will let you know

 

Williams Family of 4
ID # 2006-319

date posted October 28, 2006

Mother - age 41
1 boy - age 11
2 girls - age 7 and 21

Originally from Prichard, AL
Staying in Mobile, AL

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

Flood damage to my home and vehicle. had to be evacuated because of the flooding. Lost carpet, appliances, clothing,food,furniture games, playstation and my car due to water damages.    

Its has been a struggle for me and my children for the past year.Iam currently unemployed and need all the help that I can get.I want to take this time to thank the angel tree fo making it possible for me to ask for the help that I need.Any help will be greatly appreciated, because it will allow my children to wake up on chritmas and have somthing to look forward to. Again I say Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My God keep on Blessing You and yours. 

 

Newman Family of 5
ID # 2006-320

date posted October 28, 2006

Mother - age 47
1 boy - age 12
2 girls - age 8 and 10

1 Female - age 72

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in private home in Lancaster. TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

 

Cotton Family of 5
ID # 2006-321

date posted October 28, 2006

Mother - age 29
1 boy - age 10
2 girls - age 13 and 6

1 female - age 45 (aunt)

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Private home in Garland, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

we are in need of clothing shoes and in need of transportation in the form of a car. this items would be greatly appreciated

Adams Family of 4
ID # 2006-322

date posted October 29, 2006

Mother - age 40
Father - age 50
2 girls - age 22 and 29

Originally from Waveland, MISS.
Staying in private home in Waveland, MISS.

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

HAD 51/2 FOOT WATER IN HOME STAYED IN ATTIC AND MICHELLE, PATRICK AND IKE WENT TO TEXAS , LOST ALL MOST EVERYTHING .

HAD A HOME BUILT BY HABATIT FOE HUMANIYT AND NOW IN IT . PATRICK IS DURING SO MUCH BETTER BEING OUT OF THE TRAILERS

WE ARE GRATEFUL. SINCE THE NOTS ARE HIGH DUE THE THE COST OF INSYRANCE AND MY HUSBAND ON FIXED INCOME . THINGS ARE TOUGH CHRISTMAS WILL BE HARD THIS YEAR THE MAIN ONE IS PATRICK HE MY MAIN CONCERN . HIS BIRTHDAY ON THE 16 OF DECEMBER AND THAN ABOUT A WEK LATER CHRISTMAS .

HOPE ITS NOT TO LATE TO SIGN UP ON THE ANGLE TREE A LADY I WORK WITH TOLD ME ABOUT YOUR WEB SIGHT SO I SAID THAT I WILL TRY AND SEE IF YOU CAN HELP US .

 

GOD BLESS AND THANK YOU ,

SUE .

MAY BE EASY TO CATCH CELL PHNOE BY USING BILLY CELL

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

McKeller Family of 4
ID # 2006-323

date posted October 29, 2006

Mother - age 29
2 boys - age 11 and 1
1 girl - age 7

Originally from Mobile, AL
Staying in Movile, AL

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

I had to move from my previous location to another my house became molded me and my children were sick for about 3 months and the house became infested with mice,and roaches and we lost a lot of things and FEMA wouldn't help we lost TV's,clothes and etc;

whoever chooses my family thank you so much and may god bless you

 

Daughtry Family of 5
ID # 2006-324

date posted October 29, 2006

Mother - age 52
Father - age 49
1 boy - age 15
2 girls - age 3 and 21

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in private home in Dallas, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

 

I thought the water was going to go down. I stayed awake as long as i could. When I woke up I was on the couch surrounded by water on all sides. I had to wade through waist high water to get to the Red Cross station for food. I had no means to leave New Orelans and no where to go. I was eventually rescued by National Guard troops.

 

Smith Family of 4
ID # 2006-325

date posted October 29, 2006

Mother - age 35
1 boy - age 8
2 girls - age 12 and 16

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in private home in Zachary, LA

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

IT WAS THE HARDEST THING I EVERY DID IS TO NOT KOWN IF YOU GOING TO LIVE OR DIE SO I DID THE ONLY THING I KOWN HOW AND THAT'S TO PRAY. I WAS HURT TO SEE MY HOME GO UNDER WATER. I THINK GOD BECAUSE IF IT WASN'T FO HIM I DON'T KOWN WERE ME AND KIDS WOULD BE TODAY I LOST EVERY THING.STAYING IN THE SUPERDOM WAS HARD TOO. NOT ABLE TO TAKE A BATH FOR DAYS NOTING TO EAT OR DRINK PEOPLE DIEING ALL ROUND YOU. YOU FEEL HELPLESS AND HOPLESS. I JUST WON'T TO GIVE UP SOMETIME BUT IT BECAUSE OF THE TUSTE THAT I HAVE IN GOD THAT I LIVE TO TELL HOW I FEEL AND THINK GOD FOR EVERY THING HE HAS DONE FOR ME AND MY FAMILY.

 THINK YOU ANGEL TREE FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE AND MY GOD KEEP YOU ALL IN THE PLAM OF HIS HAND. LOVE YOUFrom

 

Woolridge Family of 2
ID # 2006-326

date posted October 29, 2006

Mother - age 20
Father - age 20

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in private home in Dallas, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

My fiance and I are evacuees of Katrina. We stayed in a hotel the night of the hurricane concerned with financial disabilities. From there we were evacuated to the Louisiana Superdome and from ther to the Convention Center for 5 days. After noticing an extreme amount of death we started to question our lives. From there we started a journey towards Interstate 10 where we were not alarmed of the amount of water. We then had to break down an iron fence to retrieve a boat. Not realizing where any of our family were we were startled. Having no food or clean water for days at a time was devastating. We then proceeded of to the evacuation process where the coast guard was a great help. We traveled from boat-bus-plane-bus-plane-bus, to Memphis,Baton Rouge,Austin,San Antonio,Houston, Atlanta, Macon, Nashville, Pine Bluff,Dallas, Little Rock.Basically all across the southern united states. Now finding shelter in Dallas we are becoming a better family realizing how ,many lives were lost and how much we lost, but have to be thankful for. We appreciate everything that has been done for us thus far and pray that we can soon get our lives back together. Please help a well deserving family remember the good times of the BIG EASY!!!

Page Family of 4
ID # 2006-327

date posted October 29, 2006

Mother - age 25
3 boys - age 7, 6, 4

Originally from Bay St. Louis, Miss.
Staying in FEMA trailer in Bay St. Louis, Miss.

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

 

Susan Family of 3
ID # 2006-328

date posted October 29, 2006

Mother - age 33
Father - age 36
1 boy - age 6

Originally from Bay St. Louis, Miss.
Staying in FEMA trailer in Bay St. Louis, Miss.

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

My son and I finally was able to leave the friday after the storm hit.  Family members from out of state came to our rescue.

 mainly right now its hard to afford my son new medication every month for ADHD.  The money is running out to finish the kitchen we still need new cabinets, countertops, flooring, stove and refrigerator still and we don't have enought money to finish the kitchen and we are still waiting on approve with the grant

 

Blevins Family of 4
ID # 2006-329

date posted October 30, 2006

Mother - age 21
Father - age 5122
1 boy - age 1
1 Female - age 53

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in hotel in Dallas, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

drove didn't leave until steptember 5 2005

Henry Family of 3
ID # 2006-330

date posted October 30, 2006

Mother - age 28
2 boys - age 10 and 5

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Dallas, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

I LEFT THE DAY BEFORE THE HURRICANE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS. I WENT TO Natchitoches, LOUISIANA TO THE SHELTER THAT WAS SET UP THERE. I WAS ATTACK BY A FAMILY MEMBER, WHO I FOLLOWED UP THERE. BECUASE THEY HAD FAMILY MEMBER IN THAT TOWN WE WERE REMOVED FROM THAT SHELTER. THE ROAD WAS NOT EASY, BUT IT WAS MUCH HARDER FOR OTHER PEOPLE. I THINK GOD FOR SAFTY AND A NEW START. I THINK GOD FOR THE HELP I RECIEVE FROM EVERYONE.

I THINK GOD FOR THE ANGEL THAT WILL ADOPT MY FAMILY. I PRAY THE HAND OF THE LORD UPON THAT PERSON LIFE. I PRAY THAT GOD GIVE THEM A DOUBLE PORTION OF WHATEVER THEY SOWE INTO ME AND MY SONS LIFE. I HAVE NO INCOME AT THIS TIME AND IN NEED OF HELP FOR THE HOLIDAY

 

Pinkney Family of 12
ID # 2006-331

date posted October 30, 2006

Mother - age 45
Father - age 55
6 boys - age 26, 16, 12, 8, 7, 5
4 girls - age 25, 15, 2, 20

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Lithonia, GA

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

 

Albers Family of 6
ID # 2006-332

date posted October 30, 2006

Mother - age 30
3 girls - age 11, 9, 7
2 males - age 26 and 61

Originally from Chalmette, LA
Staying in Pearl River, LA

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

We had to find somewhere to go cause there was no home to go back to we lost everything ,and me being a single mom it is really hard to give them back things that they had.It has been an expiereance I hope I never have to go though again!

Please help with anything it will be greatly appreatiated.I really would like for my kids to have a good Christmas this year after all they have been though

 

Barca Family of 3
ID # 2006-333

date posted October 30, 2006

Mother - age 40
Father - age 53
1 boy - age 15

Originally from Arabi, LA
Staying in private home in Magnolia, AR

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

We left New Orleans 2 days before Katrina hit in an effort to keep ourselves and my husbands parents safe.  My husbands parents were able to return to their home in the New Orleans area, but ours had over 6 ft of water in it.  We are still waiting for FEMA to inspect the home so that we can try to rebuild our lives, thou at this point we doubt that they ever will.  Although, we have tried to move on from the devastation of Katrina, we still are unable to find work in the area we are in.

Bolten Family of 2
ID # 2006-334

date posted October 30, 2006

Mother - age 50
Father - age 52

Originally from Beaumont, Miss.
Staying in Beaumont, Miss.

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

please help in any way that you can

Curry Family of 4
ID # 2006-335

date posted October 30, 2006

Mother - age 46
3 girls - age 29, 2, 21

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Dallas, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

stuck in traffic for 14 hours. no food no water.  two of my daugher. stuck in new orleans took me 4 days to find them thank god physialy they were ok.

Moreau Family of 3
ID # 2006-336

date posted October 31, 2006

Father - age 39
1 boy - age 1
1 girl - age 17

Originally from Meraux, LA
Staying in private home in Baton Rouge, LA

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

My home was underwater for two weeks after the storm so as you can imagine we lost everything. Nothing was saved not a thing. So this last year has been a struggle and we are slowly getting back to where we once was. It is a very slow process but we are very strong and have to be. I would love to say please help someone else someone who needs it more than us. But we still do need the help! I am a single father who works two jobs to give my children what they once had, but its so very hard. So I ask for your help this Christmas which I hope will be the last one I need help with. Thank You and God Bless!

Thanks for your help Katrina

 

Favre Family of 4
ID # 2006-337

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 35
Father - age 28
2 girls - age 2 and 4

Originally from Bay St. Louis, Miss.
Staying in FEMA trailer Bay St. Louis, Miss.

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

MY HUSBAND AND MYSELF ALONG WITH OUR DAUGHTER WHO HAD JUST TURNED 1 A FEW WEEKS BEFORE STAYED AT A FAMILY MEMBERS HOUSE. AS THE WATER RUSHED IN I MANAGED TO GRAB ALL OF THE BAGS THAT I HAD PACKED FOR HER WITH THE ESSENTIALS, I.E. DIAPERS, JUICE, BABY FOOD ETC, BEFORE WE CLIMBED INTO THE ATTIC.  WHEN WE CLIMBED INTO THE ATTIC I WAS HOLDING ALL THE BAGS AND MY DAUGHTER WITH WATER TO MY CHEST.  IT SEEMED THAT WE WERE IN THE ATTIC FOREVER. IT WAS HOT, WE WERE SCARED THAT WE MAY NOT MAKE IT, ALL I COULD DO WAS PRAY HOLD MY BABY AND TELL HER I WAS SORRY FOR NOT LEAVING.  LIKE OTHERS WE THOUGHT WE WOULD BE OK SINCE WE WERE IN WHAT WAS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE HIGHEST POINTS IN BAY ST. LOUIS. NEEDLESS TO SAY WE LEARNED A VERY VALUABLE LESSON AND LEARNED JUST HOW EASY THINGS CHANGE. I HOPE THAT OUR DAUGHTERS, NOR ANYONE ELSE, EVER HAS TO EXPERIENCE ANYTHING LIKE THIS AGAIN. IF SOMEONE CHOOSES TO ADOPT OUR FAMILY PLEASE KNOW IN ADVANCE THAT WE ARE TRULY GRATEFUL. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF REBUILDING, IT IS TAKING TIME AND PATIENCE BUT WE ARE GETTING THERE. OUR GOAL WAS HAVE OUR CHILDREN IN OUR HOME BY CHRISTMAS BUT THAT PROBABLY WON'T HAPPEN, HOWEVER WE ARE GRATEFUL THAT ALTHOUGH IT MAY NOT BE THE GREATEST WE DO ATLEAST HAVE A ROOF OVER OUR HEADS AND MOST OF ALL WE HAVE EACH OTHER.  GOD BLESS YOU.

Johnson Family of 5
ID # 2006-338

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 32
2 boys - age 8 and 3
1 Female - age 59 (mom)
1 Male - age 67 (dad)

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in private home in Dallas, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

left the day before it hit it took us 12hrs to get to mississippi that only takes 2 1/2hrs our car ran out of gas every time we stop for gas the gas station was either packed with car or they ran out of gas and when we returned home there was nothing to save but aleast we had each other

Williams Family of 4
ID # 2006-339

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 32
3 boys - age 14, 12, 10

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in private home in Lancaster, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

My day started on 8/29/05 in the Lafitte Housing Project when the water started to rise up my stairs so I got my children and we walked to the convention center we waited so long to be rescue they had  many bad things going on I was scared I was ready to go and it took them 5 days to rescue us from the convention center with no water and food at all for 5 days

Sarah Family of 2
ID # 2006-340

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 18
1 girl - age unborn

Originally from Biloxi, Miss
Staying in Biloxi, Miss

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

During the storm, my boyfriend and I were staying right behind the casino hotel about a block behind the beach.We had been through hurricanes before and we didn't evacuate.We saw the water move in but it stopped at the drive way.That treasure bay resort is what saved us. The next day we saw the devastation and was in tears. We couldn't find our families or get to our homes. After about five days of no bathing, heat, waiting in line for hours for food and ice, and not having a meal, we finally got gas after a 5 hour wait and a friend's family drove out to take us to atlanta. well when we got to pensacola, they left us stranded. fortunately, we found a hotel to stay at that red cross paid for. 

I am also currently expecting a child in December and baby items would be greatly appreciated

 

Thomas Family of 8
ID # 2006-341

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 38
Father - age 38
2 boys - age 22, 10
3 girls - age 3, 11, 14

1 female - age 64 (mother)

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Little Rock, Arkansas

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

although it was a tradegy,only he that know God will turn out victorious.There was alot of bitterness amongst those of us that were neglected for so many days,yrs.etc... I can go on forever ,however, this is not an issue that has just come about,and I think it would be wise if I were to become sulk regarding the issues surrounding the handling of the evacuation of god's children during the hurricane plus other future events that we are likely to encounter as we are led by certain officials within our government.

I'd like to convey a very special "THANKS" to people like you guys for reaching out to people about the world who are in need; this one comes from all of us who appreciate your Blessings being poured upon us

 

Albert Family of 1
ID # 2006-342

date posted October 31, 2006

Female - age 60

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in private home in New Orleans, LA

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

I was not going to evacuate, but my daughter and grand-son soon convience me. I could not imagine how I would have survive especaily when I can not stand with out a walking wheel chair. With the help of other family members I was able to stay in the hotel with them. After we returned to New Orleans my home was a mess. Floors were rotten from under the house due to flood waters and rain the came in through the windows. My home is slowly coming back with the help of my family.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated

 

Williams Family of 5
ID # 2006-343

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 38
2 boys - age 19 and 16
2 girls - age 20 and 14

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in private home in Cincinnati, Ohio

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

THE SUNDAY THE DAY BEFORE THE STORM,WE LEFT AND WENT TO DONALDSONVILLE,LA.,BY A FRIEND AND THAT DIDN,T WORK OUT SO WE LEFT AND WENT TO A SHELTER IN BATON ROUGE, LA THE RIVER CENTER.WHEN WE ARRIVE AT THE SHELTER THERE WAS SO MANY PEOPLE THEY BARELY HAD COTS THEY BARELY HAD ENOUGH SPACE FOR YOU TO SLEEP. I WAS WORRIED ABOUT MY SON BRANDON BECAUSE ,HE WAS THE ONE WHO STOOD IN NEW ORLEANS.JUST THE SITUATIONS WE WAS ALL IN WAS  SOMETHING I WOULD NOT WISH ON ANY PERSON.JUST THE THOUGHT OF BEING HOMELESS HAVING NOWHERE TO GO AND YOUR CHILDREN JUST GOING THOUGH THAT WAS A ENOUGH FOR ME.SO I CALL SOMEONEAND WHEN BY THEY HOUSE FOR A FEW DAYS AND THAT DID,NT WORK OUT SO WE WENT BACK TO THE SHELTER. SO PEOPLE WAS COMING FROM DIFFERENT STATES TO SEE IF ANYONE WANTED TO GO TO CINCINNATI,OHIO SO THATS WHERE ME AND MY CHILDREN WENT. WHEN GOT TO CINCINNATI THE PEOPLE HERE WERE SO HELPFUL AND THAT MADE ME AND MY KIDS GRATEFUL.

Williams Family of 5
ID # 2006-344

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 32
2 boys - age 11, 10
2 girls - age 17, 15

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Dallas, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

We evacuated before the hurricane hit.but we lost everything we owned.It's hard to find a job were I'm at I don't see us having a Christmas!!!!!!

Anything that you can do for my kids to have a nice Christmas would be great. Thank You

 

Robert Family of 1
ID # 2006-345

date posted October 31, 2006

Female - age 61

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in private home in Rowlett, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

I was in the hospital in New Orleans and released two days prior to Hurricane Katrina and I was informed that I needed to leave New Orleans.  I left the city on Sunday, the day before the hurricane hit the city.  I evacuated to Rowlett, Texas to stay with my sister.  We were able to stay with her for a week and then we went to the Comfort Suites hotel in the area.  I was able to receive assistance from FEMA and I was also able to rent an apartment in which I am still occupying.  At this time I am currently in the hospital in Dallas, TX.  I am at Baylor Hospital.  I had to have an emergency vascular surgery that had to be done to correct a surgery that I had in New Orleans in 2001.  I would appreciate any assistance your organization can give me.  Thank you and God Bless you.

Williams Family of 4
ID # 2006-346

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 36
Father - age 40
2 girls - age 11 and 6

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in private home in Rowlett, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

I left the city with my two girls on Sunday, the day before the hurricane hit the city.  My husband had to stay in the city to work.  We vacated our home and went to Rowlett, TX.  where we are still living.  We hope to return at the end of the year.  We stayed with relatives at first and then we went to a local hotel and now we are living in an apartment.  We would appreciate any assistance that you can help us with.

Johnson Family of 2
ID # 2006-347

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 59
1 Female - age 82 (mother)

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in private home in Rowlett, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

I left the city on Sunday,  the day before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.  I evacuated the city with my mother in route to Rowlett Tx to stay with my sister.  We only left with a few items with the belief that we would return a few days later.  We left with very little money and necessities.  We stayed with my sister for two weeks and then we stayed at a local hotel for two weeks before we were able to get assistance from FEMA to find us a rental home.  We are still living in a rental home in Rowlett, Tx., in hopes of returning home in the near future.  I would appreciate any assistance you have available. Thank you for your kind consideration.

Toney Family of 3
ID # 2006-348

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 51
2 boys - age 25 and 26

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in private home in Dallas, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

we were on the road for 17 hours before we made it to Dallas . so just imagine watching the T.V. hoping that your house was spared.just to find out you were't.

 

 

Roy Family of 4
ID # 2006-349

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 25
2 boys - age 8 and 5 1/2
1 girl - age 4

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Dallas, TX

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:]

 

We were on the roof on our apartment building for 2 days and we were eventually rescued and air lifted to the airport where we were taken to a shelter in Dallas,Texas.

I would appreciate anything

 

Taylor Family of 3
ID # 2006-350

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 52
1 girl - age 12
1 male - age 78 (friend)

Originally from Marrero, LA
Staying in FEMA trailer in Marrero, LA

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:

 

I evacuated to Beaumont, TX with a church friend and my daughter.  We lived in a hotel until our money ran out and after that we met a lady who called her mother and asked her if she would like to house some New Orleans evacuees.  Mrs. Toran invited to live with her and her three grand children in Beaumont, where we stayed for 6 weeks.  I lost every thing in my home and my car. My rental house is still being worked on so my daughter and I are living in a FEMA trailer, but in the process of moving some things into the house. 

 

 

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