Katrina Angel Tree Victims Needing Help ... 2006

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White Family of 3
ID # 2006-351

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 25
1 boy - age 3
1 female - age 67 (mother)

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

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

I left New Orleans before the storm and evacuated to Alabama and then relocated to Houston Texas and then returned to New Orleans due to my mother's illness.

Jordan Family of 3
ID # 2006-352

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 29
1 boy - age 7
1 girl - age 6

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Humble, TX

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

I left New Orleans on August 26, 2005, with my entire family (35 members). We traveled all night to Houston Texas where we stayed in a Hotel until told that we could not return. We then, the entire family, went to a shelter in Kingwood Texas, Kingwood Methodist Church. I then started looking for work and begin working for Kelly Temp services on September 10, 2005. I then moved into some apartments close by, where I am still resideing today.

George Family of 5
ID # 2006-353

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 35
1 boy - age 16
1 girl - age 18
2 females - age 78 (grandmother), 5 (niece)

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

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

It was an experience that I never want to experience again in life after thinking everyone in my family was dead because of the water it hurts very and it hurts to even talk about it and sometimes I still cry when someone talks about that day in New Orleans

I will like to thank everyone who put this together for the hurricane victims this is very nice of you all exspecialuly for those who can't provide for their family members right now thank you very muchFrom

 

Smith Family of 2
ID # 2006-354

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 49
Father - age 53

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

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

we were stranded in a hotel in eastern new orleans & had to wait or rescue ourselves....we choosed the latter. ;-))

We got to baton rouge on thursday evening with approximatlly 35 people in the truck. Looking back it was easier to evacuate the city then surviving after the storm.

 

Cottrell Family of 5
ID # 2006-355

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 24
3 boys - age 7, 6, 3
1 female - age 12 (stepsister)

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

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

I've been staying in an hotel with my family, then a chruch offer us to live in their house for 2 weeks.

Thanks for giving me and my kids the opporunity to apply for and angel

 

Montgomery Family of 5
ID # 2006-356

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 24
4 girls - age 7, 4, 2, 9 months

Originally from Houston, TX
Staying in private home in Houston, TX

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

WE WENT TO THE SUPERDOME  WHEN THE WATER STARTED TO RISE AND SLEPT OUTSIDE ON THE RAMP IT WAS ME AND MY GIRLS A FRIEND AND HER KIDS MY COUSIN AND HER KIDS AND THEY STARTED EVALUATING AND WE GOT TO HOUSTON THAT FRIDAY AFTER THE STORM HIT.WE STAYED AT THE RELIANT CENTER FOR TWO DAYS AND THEN WENT BY SOME FAMILY MEMBER IN KATY,TX BUT THEY WORK AND WE STILL COULDN'T GET HELP BECAUSE EVERYTHING WAS IN HOUSTON AND WE DIDN'T HAVE TRANSPORTATION SO ONE DAY I TALKED TO A FRIEND OF MINE THEY EVALUATE TO DENVER,CO AND SHE TOLD ME THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH ALL THAT STUFF I WAS GOING THROUGH BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T WANT TO GIVE ME A VOUCHER CAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE SO MUCH OF STUFF SO THEY DID GIVE ME A PLANE TICKET AND WE LEFT 10/1/05 I STAY AT A SHELTER  I GOT A HOUSE THAT MONDAY AND MOVE IN THAT THURSDAY  WE LOVE IN DENVER WE JOIN CHRUCH AND JUST WHEN YOU THINK THINGS ARE COMING BACK TO NORMAL SOMETHING GO WRONG.I SIGNED A 3 MONTHS LEASE AND FEMA SENT ME SOMETHING SAYING THAT THEY WERN'T GOING TO PAY THE RENT THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO PAY IT AND THEY WOULD WE REMIMBURST ME BUT EVEN IF I WANTED TO I COULDN'T I DIDN,T HAVE A JOB AND I WAS PREGNANT SO WE MOVED BACK TO HOUSTON MY CHILD HAS BEEN IN 4 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS SINCE KATRINA WE HAVE MOVED 3 TIMES I STILL CAN'T FIND A JOB. I DON'T HAVE TRANSPORTATION.IAM STRUGGINGS TO PAY LIGHTS AND WATER.  

Dase Family of 3
ID # 2006-357

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 45
Father - age 51
1 girl - age 11

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

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:
Roy Family of 3
ID # 2006-358

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 30
1 boy - age 10
1 girl - age 8

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Dallas, TX

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

my experience for evacuating was not as bad as others. it actually took me 17 1/2 hours of driving with relatives to buffalo, texas. upon our arrival i fell asleep behind the wheel of my friends vehicle and wreck her car by running into my father-in-laws car. by this time i am panicing because i have no money to pay for damages for these vehicles. while living on the ranch in buffalo texas family memebers began to argue and pressure has start busting pipes when everyone was working on each others nerves. we were all depressed to watch the news and see that we were no longer able to return home. by this time i realize that i had no money saved to support myself as well as my children. we only had 3 days of clothing and no where to live. i had no job, and my mom pasted 6 months before the storm had hit. now this time my pressure is up because i have no clue of what to do where to began. all i did for the next week was cry. my children had start dhyrating we were limited on food. all i could think of is "how" how will i make it. finally i received my first phone call from my one of my sisters that was so emotionally for me. then they all started calling one after the other. that had my spirit lifted. finally my ex husband mom called and informed me of my apartment where i am living now of vacancies. i was able to get this apartment thru dallas housing. and met this guy and he adopted my family and brought me everything you could possibly name yes even a car. this guy even got me a job where i only lasted for 1 month after being discriminating against. now i am working thru a temp agency and was informed on 10-30 that my assignment will end on 11-3. to me its like i am back to square two. because i now have a place to live but now will soon be with out a job.

i would like to take this time and just say thanks for letting me put my hand in the hat for this opportunity

 

Ray Family of 5
ID # 2006-359

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 26
1 boys - age 6 and 7
1 girl - age 4 months
1 female - age 47 (mother)

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

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

 My family was living with no water or lights for 4 days.   It was hard to get food from a store.we did`t bath for days.

 

Pierre Family of 4
ID # 2006-360

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 46
1 boy - age 2
2 girls - age 5 and 4

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Grand Prairie, TX

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

 

we stayed on the second floor of our home for five days and our only food was canned tomatos.on thursday we decided we needed to leave,we walked through chest high water with the chidren on our shoulders ,we heard a helicopter and we were rescued we were placed on buses and taken to a shelter in north louisiana where we were given food, clothing and a safe place to sleep.

 

Willis Family of 2
ID # 2006-361

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 50
1 girl - age 19

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Garland, TX

Adopted by a family in Garland, TX
YEAH! - Thank you!

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

I stayed behind because I had to work, however I had no idea the storm was as serious as it was. My relatives & I had to find a ride out of the city.  My sister left her car

behind, thank God, we headed out for Texas, it took up 24 hours to arrive in Texas.  We have been trying to start our lives over in a big state.

 

Cook Family of 5
ID # 2006-362

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 25
2 girls - age 6 and 1
2 female - age 57 (mother) and 18 (sister)

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Dallas, TX

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

We evacuated leaving that Sunday goin to Opelousas, then 1 week later we went 2 Texas with apsolutely nothin, I had a 6mnth old baby needed pampers,clothing, also sheltering my 5yr. old kept sayin ma when are we going home I said home is gone, so we are still here in Dallas,TX tryin to save money so we can finally return home.

Jones Family of 5
ID # 2006-363

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 30
2 boys - age 13 and 6
1 girl - age 14
1 female - age 45 (mother)

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Dallas, TX

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

We were in the superdome for a week before being relocated to Dallas.

Youngblood Family of 4
ID # 2006-364

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 40
2 boys - age 13 and 8
1 girl - age 18

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

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

Our family left me and my children, we had to wait on help to come and get us. They brought us to the convention center where we stayed for 2 1/2 weeks until we got transported to Arkansa. I had no idea where my daughter was until a month later, we all were reunited i n Dallas.

Thanking You in Advanced, God BlessFrom

 

George Family of 3
ID # 2006-365

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 26
1 boy - age 2
1 girl - age 6

Originally from Gretna, LA
Staying in private home in Little Rock, AR

Adopted by a family in
Albuquerque, NM

YEAH! - Thank you!

 

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

well i didn't have any transportation to leave...so i waited until the night before Katrina hit i caught a ride with a family member here in little rock,ar....it was very very hard all together after all our family arrived it was about 21 of us in a 1 bedroom apartment that my aunt lived in down here.....we had no money or food at first until other people donated food & clothes to us....all together i am thankful to be here with my children.....

 

What we are in need of ...:

 

i am a single mother with my 2 kids...& things are still really hard for me....i would love to have someone adopt my family....please if there is any type of help for us please consider us.....thankyou guys

 

Winford Family of 3
ID # 2006-366

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 54
1 boy - age 23
1 male - age 48 (brother)

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

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

We had no way of evactuating, I had just had cancer removed from my back. Me and my family walk through the water to the bridge near by, my son flaged down a truck which took us to the superdome from there we went to Baton Rouge where we were slpit up, I was in the hospital for a couple of months and was reunited with my famliy in Dallas.

Thank You, God BlessFrom

 

Peters Family of 3
ID # 2006-367

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 23
1 male - age 27
1 girl - age 4

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

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

a long drive  but the effects of the drive didn't hit me until i realized i couldn't go back . i just thank god i got my daugter out of there alive.

god bless you to the generous people who picks our family up and even if no one does i hope everyone have a wonderful christmas

 

Vann Family of 2
ID # 2006-368

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 20
1 boy - age 1

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

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

 

Williams Family of 3
ID # 2006-369

date posted October 31, 2006

Mother - age 36
Father - age 36
1 boy - age 14

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Dallas, TX

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

FAMILY MEMBERS AND GOT TOGETHER SATURDAY BEFORE THE STORM AND CARPOOLED TO TEXAS WHERE WE HAD OTHER FAMILY THERE.WE STOOD IN A HOTEL FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS, THEN MOVED TO ANOTHER HOTEL AFTER THAT. SOME MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY TOOK OFF TO HOUSTON. MY WIFE, MY SON AND I STOOD HERE IN DALLAS BECAUSE MY MOM WAS REAL SICK SO SHE WASN'T WELL ENOUGH TO TRAVEL.

Robinson Family of 2
ID # 2006-370

date posted November 1, 2006

Mother - age 36
1 boy - age 14

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

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

We left the Sunday prior to Katrina and faced the shrtage of hotelrooms and long traffic lines. We rode with some church members who had small children. It was very traumatic having to explain to the children why we could not go home.

We would appreciate any help that we get. We are in more need of clothes than anything. My son is 6ft tall and steady climbing. His shoe size is an 11. My income cannot keep up with his growth spurts

 

Brumfield Family of 2
ID # 2006-371

date posted November 1, 2006

Mother - age 38
1 girl - age 13

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

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

My family and I were trapped in the Calliope Housing Project for three days before we were rescued. We had to hold onto a mattress to stay afloat while we sought higher ground. We were then transferred to the Superdome where conditions were inhuman.

Shannon Family of 4
ID # 2006-372

date posted November 1, 2006

Mother - age 35
1 female - age 66
1 boy - age 9
1 girl - age 17

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

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

 

Hookfin Family of 3
ID # 2006-373

date posted November 1, 2006

Mother - age 42
1 boys - age 19
1 girl - age 14

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Houston, TX

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

 

We were all in the superdome for five days then the greyhound came and shipped us all to Houston Texas

 

Osby Family of 6
ID # 2006-374

date posted November 1, 2006

Mother - age 28
4 boys - age 14, 9, 10 and 6
1 girl - age 11

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

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

I WAS WORKING DURING THE HURRICANE AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL. I WAS TRAPPED IN NEW ORLEANS FOR 4 DAYS AFTER KATRINA HIT WITH NO WATER, NO FOOD, AND NO SINCE OF HOPE ON LIFE ITSELF. MY KIDS WERE IN HOUSTON WITH FAMILY AND LOOKING AT THE THINGS I HAD SEEN FIRST HAND ON THE NEWS THEY THOUGHT I WAS DEAD. I PRAYED EVERYDAY AND ASK GOD TO HELP US THROUGH THE SITUATION WE WERE IN AT THE HOSPITAL AND THEY WERE ANSWERED. WE WERE RESCUED BY BOATS, HAD TO WALK THROUGH WATER UP TO OUR NECKS WHEN THE BOATS GAVE OUT. LATTER I WAS ABLE TO GET ON A CHOPPER THAT TOOK US TO THE CAUSEWAY BRIDGE. BY THE GRACE OF GOD I WAS ABLE TO GET ON A BUS THE THAT TOOK ME TO MY KIDS IN HOUSTON WHERE WE WERE REUNITED. I HAVE NIGHTMARES AND STILL CRY SOMETIMES WHEN I LOOK AT MY KIDS AND THINK OF WHAT THEY HAD TO GO THROUGH WITHOUT ME, AND WONDERING IF I WOULD EVER SEE THEM AGAIN TRYING TO REMEMBER WHEN I LAST TOLD THEM HOW MUCH I LOVED THEM.

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR ANYTHING THATS DONATED AND I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANKS

 

Ortiz Family of 4
ID # 2006-375

date posted November 1, 2006

Mother - age 60
1 girl - age 17
2 boys - age 33 (nephew) and 57 (friend)

Originally from Kenner, LA
Staying in private home in Kenner, LA

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

We evacuated to Huston where we all stayed at a friends house, my apartment was flooded and on the 2nd floor we had roof damage, I was able to salvage my refridgerator for a while and then it broke.  One of my daughter assisted me in getting signed up for FEMA, she stayed in Louisiana but evacuated to a different city we lost communication for a little while.  I was not insured so FEMA took care of the minimals and some repairs, while the building was insured for outside the things that we lost that FEMA didn't cover with the amounts they gave me has been replaced slowly.  I have carpel tunel in both of my hands and am under medical supervision and while God has helped me to be able to maintain my family togeher.

My english is not very good, if you have someone that speaks spanish would be great.

 

Ortiz Family of 4
ID # 2006-376

date posted November 1, 2006

Mother - age 31
Father - age 43
2 girls - age 7 and 6

Originally from Kenner, LA
Staying in private home in Kenner, LA

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

We left the sunday before Katrina at 7:00 AM with reservations I had made in Dallas Texas, When we got to the I-10 we entered the wrong counterflow lane and headed towards Mississippi, when we realize there was no turning back anywhere, with the guidance of God we took some back roads and from Natchez we went down to Alexandria.  When whe got to the city the girls were tired and crying because we had been on the road for 6 hours straight.  When we pulled up to a Hotel downtow I walked in and was told that there were no availabilities at all but on the outskirts of the city there were other hotels.  I think we went to 8 of them and ended up back at the one where I went in first.  I decided to go back in to the Hotel and ask someone else I prayed and hoped that there would be someone that might help.  By this time the girls decided to get out of the car with me because they were so tire.  I approached another person who looked at our desparation and said to let her see what she could do and to come back in an hour.  After the hour she told us she had a room with one bed and we could have it for the night.  I was blessed.  God watched over us while everyday at 10:00 am we had to go talk to the receptionist to see if they would be able to extend our stay for the night, we did this for about a week or more.  When we returned home to see how things were on labor day weekend we came to hard grip on the devastation caused by the storm we lost everything but our hope in restoration and all do we are still living in a trailer and have completed our home to 95% Our family is together and full of hope working towards our goals and living each day full of love and appreciation for eachother, family and friends, also for those who have done so much for our community. 

Elliott Family of 3
ID # 2006-377

date posted November 1, 2006

Father - age 30
1 boy - age 9
1 girl - age 6

Originally from Kenner, LA
Staying in Pearland, TX

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

WE EVACUATED TO THIBADAUX LA THEN WE MOVED TO HOUSTON TX. HOWEVER THE ROAD TO REGAIN OUR LIVES HAVE BEEN A CONSTANT STRUGGLE!!!!!!!!!! 

i will appreciate any help you can provide!!!! Thanks in advanceFrom

 

Fayard Family of 7
ID # 2006-378
date posted November 1, 2006

Father - age 37
3 boys - age 13, 11, 9
1 girl - age 10
Female - age 33
Male - age 72

Originally from Biloxi, MS
Staying in private home in Biloxi, MS

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

We rode out the storm at North Woolmarket Elementary in Mississippi.  Came back home to trees through the roof and water inside. Without power for three weeks and couldn't afford a generator.

Using my friends computer to apply for assistance.  We also need help getting car repairs

 

Seals Family of 3
ID # 2006-379
date posted November 1, 2006

Mother - age 30
2 boys - age 6 and 2

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Memphis, TN

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

I am a 30 year oold single parent of two boys ages 2 and 6.  At the present time, I am currently expecting another son in approximately 2 weeks.  My evacuation plan has been horrific.  My kids and I evacuated from New Orleans to Lake Charles, only to have to evacuate to again.  We had settled in Lake Charles, only to have to lose everything due to Hurricane Rita.  FEMA and the Red Cross were to no avail because their stipulations are you can not receive assistance for more than one disaster if you are currently being assisted for another regardless to if you loose everything again. The up side is I have been attending school in Memphis, so I will be able to better my condtion for my kids and myselt.  I would just like assistance in whatever capacity so that mu kids can have a good holiday season.

My main concern are my kids.  If you can help my 2 boys and unborn son, I will be greatly appreciative. Thank you

 

Vincent Family of 3
ID # 2006-380

date posted November 1, 2006

Mother - age 56
Father - age 50
1 girl - age 6

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

Evacuation Story ... What we still need to help rebuild:
Barrett Family of 2
ID # 2006-381

date posted November 1, 2006

Mother - age 30
1 girl - age 2

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

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

I could really use this help and some toys for my baby.  I thank you very much.

Miller Family of 5
ID # 2006-382

date posted November 2, 2006

Mother - age 32
father - age 32
2 boys - age 12 and 8
1 girl - age 14

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

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

WE MOVED BACK TO ST.BERNARD PARISH IN MARCH AND HAVE BEEN WORKING ON OUR HOUSE SINCE. WE ARE DOING THE BEST THAT WE CAN AND KNOW THAT WE CAN NOT AFFORD CHRISTMAS AGAIN THIS YEAR. THE EXPERIENCE WE HAD WE WILL NEVER FORGET. WE HAD HELP LAST YEAR THROUGH WONDERFUL PEOPLE ADOPTING US FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. THEY MADE CHRISTMAS FOR OUR CHILDREN. WE ARE GREATFUL AND WE ARE ASKING AGAIN FOR HELP FOR THE HOLIDAYS. THINGS ARE VERY HARD AND WE CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE.ONE DAY AT A TIME.

WE ARE ALSO TRYING TO HELP OTHER FAMILIES AROUND US AND I HAVE A LIST THAT I CAN SHARE WITH THEIR INFORMATION. I AM THE ONLY ONE WITH A COMPUTER IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THESE FAMILIES ALSO NEED HELP SO PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR THE INFORMATION AND I AM ASKING FOR THEM TO BE BLESSED ALSO. THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SMILES AND THE THOUGHTS OF HELPING THOSE IN NEED. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL

Robinson Family of 4
ID # 2006-383

date posted November 2, 2006

Mother - age 49
1 boys - age 18
2 girls - age 16 and 15

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Austin, TX

Adopted December 22, 2006
by a family in Austin, TX
YEAH! - Thank you!

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

Well I wasn't one that was able to evacuate.And I sure wasn't going to bring my family to the Superdome or the Convention Center,and Thank God I didn't.After being shipwrecked by Katrina and thrown off the face of the earth,well this is what it felt like,after 5 or 6 days my nephew Anthony (Boogie)Ferrand said we got to do something.These people are not trying to rescue us,so we got to rescue ourselves.So he left floating on a door,saying he was going to find a boat.And by the grace of God that is exactly what he did,he got some more men to help him. He said I don't care how long it takes but we are going to rescue all the women and children first. Then we'll come back for the men.And when I said this young man pulled this off. I was so proud of him. They took us to St. Mary's not too far from where we were, a few blocks up. What I seen broke my heart.I seen bodies floating in the water.Everythint was under water,I cried looking at the devastation.We had to get off the boat into all that funky stinky filthy black water up to our necks,then climb I don't know how many flights of stairs.It was many.I looked at my children and my heart sunk at the looks on their faces.It tore at me like a thousand daggers.We reached the top of the roof of the school. We stayed up there for a night and a half when finally we were acknowledged.I knew one thing people were going to be desperate to get off that roof to safer and better grounds.So I told my children don't get into any fights trying to leave off this roof.Stay around me and we will be patient.We were the last crew to go,A big army helicopter with the 2 perpellers came to get us.My children loved it. I was crying,but not from being scared but that we were leaving.I cried because it was finally over and I must say that God sent angels to come and get us because they were all so considerate of what we had been through,They never uttered a harsh word.All I kept hearing them say is you are safe now. We got you.And I said Thank you Lord, Thank you.

I would like to add that right now I'm on this 18 month program through Travis Housing Authority and I don't know what's going to happen after that. Right now I'm trying to get a job to try and keep the residence where I am now.It's quiet and peaceful in this areawher I am now,I lost a daughter 14 years of age because she seen a murder and they killed her.Then I lost a son 17. He was fighting guy and he shot my son. I been wanted to leave New Orleans. I just didn't have the money to do it with. To me Katrina in a way was a blessing to me,because now I'm away from all that drama that was going on then and now it is still going on now and I don't want my children subjected to that type of living any more.I love this house because I don't fear for my life or worry about my children now.Because this is far better than where we were. I loved New Orleans, it is my home.But until they do something with all that killing,one of the reasons God unleashed His wrath on that whole entire city because it was corrupt,the schools,old people scared to leave their houses to go to church or to the store,children having to run for their lives from gunfire all day and night.And their Main concernwas making money.Building casinos,Bourbon Street,where all kind of evil going on, This is what they preferred over lives.Katrina was an example to how they feel about us. I speak for everyone because we were all on one accord August 29,2005 on that ugly, vicious day,that trampled a whole entire city and held it captive.Like a city under seige.That day I felt as if we had fell off the face of the earth because no one came to offer us water or food. Helicopters flying over our heads like we were invisible. I felt neglected, abandoned,hurt, ashamed to even call myself an American.I just kept praying to my Savior who I know didn't forget us. All I know is it had to be done

 

Anderson Family of 3
ID # 2006-384

date posted November 2, 2006

Mother - age 43
Father - age 42
1 boy - age 5

Originally from Biloxi, MS
Staying in private home in Newton, MS

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

I was a Disaster Volunteer.That stayed to assist Biloxi Fire and Police.My wife and son was with her family in N.Biloxi.Once my deployment was over,and I became aware of my families loss,and emotional suffering.I returned to Biloxi,and relocated my family.My wife suffered the most,but she is getting better.And will hopefully, soon return to her teaching career.

Thank You,to everyone that helps.Families and Individuals,who have been Blessed to survive Katrina.God Bless You All. The Anderson FamilyFrom

 

Anderson Family of 3
ID # 2006-385

date posted November 2, 2006

Father - age 34
2 boys - age 11 and 10

Originally from Belle Chasse, LA
Staying in FEMA trailer in Belle Chasse, LA

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

my experience for hurricane katrina was not good, because i had to stay in plaquemines parish because i am a police officer. i am also a single parent and i did not could not talk to my kids for almost a month later.

if you can help me and my children i would really like that very much

 

Magee Family of 3
ID # 2006-386

date posted November 2, 2006

Mother - age 34
1 boy- age 9
1 girl - age 5

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

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

 

experirnce was because i was with my family at shelter in Tn. the church really made our stay very comfortable.

thanks for any help that we will receive

 

Robinson Family of 7
ID # 2006-387

date posted November 2, 2006

Mother - age 34
2 boys - age 15 and 5
4 girls - age 17, 10, 18, 20 months

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in Housing Authority Housing in Waco, TX

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

Details of my Evacuation Experience:

 

Well let me say that August 29, 2005 will be with us for the rest of our lives.It was truly a day of destruction in all our lives.It was total devastation.We were rescued by an army helicopter.I was so glad to see them.My children was tired,intimidated and so disappointed at what was happening and what they were witnessing.They wanted their grandma.And they thought we were abandoning their grandmother,uncles and aunt.But I tried to explain to them that by us being in two different areas we can't go and get them.That these people will rescue them too.But they were scared for them because of where they were.They were below sea level. I was so afraid for my mother,brothers,sister and my son Cedric was with them.But we all found each other.Thank God.This is something that won't go away.It's hard to forget that you were being forgotten.Right here in America? No! Not seeing them rush to the aides of others in other countries,and not be able to take care of their own. That hurts.But through it all we were blessed by the Grace and Mercy of God.And He saved us by His promises.

I live here in Waco,Texas and I am not doing so good.Before Katrina I worked and got the things that I had.Being a single parent it wasn't easy but we made it. I worked hard for what I had. And do you know Fema denied me of my damage property money.And it hurts me because a year after Katrina I don't even have beds for us to sleep in,or a kitchen set to sit down and eat with my family, or a living room set to sit down on. I had all those things in New Orleans.They denied me because someone told them that lived in the scatter sights that looters messed up my house not Katrina.They didn't even inspect my residence they took her word. And that wasn't right.How could you approve others that lived right on the same floor with me and deny me.Whose to say that looters didn't do them the same.I don't know what I'm going to do after this 18 month program with housing.I can't go back to New Orleans there's too much killings going on.I don't want to bring my children in that type of envoiroment anymore.They have been through enough.They don't even have descent clothes to put on their backs.My mother took care of us as much as she could.She helped pay my bills, she helped with school clothes,etc.etc.I really need help.And I would deeply appreciate you adopting my family. Thank you and may God bless you

 

Washington Family of 5
ID # 2006-388

date posted November 2, 2006

Mother - age 34
2 boys - age 16 and 8
2 girls - age 14 and 4

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

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

 

My experience was good. My family and I did evacuate and was in a safe place around family and friends. 

Thank you for any help that we will receive.

 

Taylor Family of 2
ID # 2006-389

date posted November 2, 2006

Mother - age 28
1 girl - age 6

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

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

 

The evacuation experience was challenging because I'm a single mother. My primary concern was getting my child to a safe place.

Thank you for any help I can receive.
Overstreet Family of 4
ID # 2006-390

date posted November 2, 2006

Mother - age 27
1 boys - age 3
2 girls - age 10 and 8

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

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

 

I was working at a downtown hospital and wae evacuated 5 days later.  My children were with their father who walked through the water to the Superdome with all three of them, having placed them in a child's "swimmingpool". I did not know where they were taken from the Superdome, and no cell phones were working.  I did not find my children for 5-6 weeks.  It was the most horrible weeks of my life.  But I finally found them, we are together now, and are looking for a place to live.

This is the address of my family.  I am waiting to move into my own appartment on 2540 Elm Lawn Dr., Marrero,LA 70072
Mouton Family of 2
ID # 2006-391

date posted November 2, 2006

Mother - age 31
1 girl - age 6

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

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

The evacuation experience was very challening because we did not leave. I walked in water neck-high with my daughter on my shoulder but we made it to the Superdome. Then to a bus to Texas.

Thanks for any help someone could give

 

Audrict Family of 3
ID # 2006-392

date posted November 2, 2006

Mother - age 36
Family - age 36
1 boy - age 10

Originally from New Orleans, LA
Staying in FEMA trailer in Harahan, LA

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

My name is Shannon Beck, and I am a case worker with Catholic Charities Katrina Aid Today program. I am signing this client's family up to receive sponsorship as a Christmas surprise. Please contact me at the above email address, or at 504-430-5182 with any questions. Thank you so much

 

Burrell Family of 3
ID # 2006-393

date posted November 2, 2006

Mother - age 25
2 boys - age 5 and 1

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

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

Evacuated to Baton Rouge w/ family. Returned after a few months....still trying to repair home.

My name is Shannon Beck, and I am a case worker with Catholic Charities Katrina Aid Today program. I am signing this client's family up to receive sponsorship as a Christmas surprise. Please contact me at the above email address, or at 504-430-5182 with any questions. Thank you so much

 

Duplessis Family of 2
ID # 2006-394

date posted November 2, 2006

Mother - age 41
1 boy - age 6

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

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

 

Lewis Family of 4
ID # 2006-395
date posted November 2, 2006

Mother - age 31
1 boy - age 1
2 girls - age 14 and 5

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

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

I evacuated the day before the storm with my three children, one only 2 months old.  We went to Mobil, AL and stayed in a hotel there for a couple of days.  We then went to Gonzales, LA to a friends house.  My baby got sick with asthma and had to go to the hospital and we therefore stayed there for two weeks.  We then went to Florida where we stayed until we came back to NO in February.

 

Dalferes Family of 5
ID # 2006-396
date posted November 2, 2006

Mother - age 63
Father - age 71
3 girls - age 1 and 3 and 35

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

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

Evacuated to Baton Rouge with family. Returned a short time later to begin work on the home, which is still being repaired. Currently living in daughter's home until own home is complete.

My name is Shannon Beck, and I am a case worker with Catholic Charities Katrina Aid Today program. I am signing this client's family up to receive sponsorship as a Christmas surprise. Please contact me at the above email address, or at 504-430-5182 with any questions. Thank you so much

 

 

Pollard Family of 5
ID # 2006-397

date posted November 2, 2006

Mother - age 32
2 boys - age 15 and 2
2 girls - age 13 and 9

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

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

I stayed in my house through the storm.  When  the water reached the top of my steps, we were rescued by a passer by boat and taken to a school in the area.  There we were until the following Sataurday when we were helicoptered to the airport.  There my baby got sick with asthma and had to be put on a ventilator, and they sent us on a plane to Korpus Christy, TX.  From there we went on a greyhoundbus to Houston where we had relatives.  We stayed there until we went back to New Orleans late December of last year.

Dannel Family of 7
ID # 2006-398

date posted November 2, 2006

Mother - age 36
3 boys - age 17, 16 and 11
3 girls - age 14, 12, 11

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

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

Thank You in advacne for the help

Darensbourg Family of 4
ID # 2006-399

date posted November 2, 2006

Mother - age 48
Father - age 46
1 boy - age 6
1 girl - age 9

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

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

Evacuated to Baton Rouge to stay with friends. Returned soon after to resume employment and begin home repair.

My name is Shannon Beck, and I am a case worker with Catholic Charities Katrina Aid Today program. I am signing this client's family up to receive sponsorship as a Christmas surprise. Please contact me at the above email address, or at 504-430-5182 with any questions. Thank you so much

 

Espadron Family of 4
ID # 2006-400

date posted November 2, 2006

Mother - age 36
Father - age 36
1 boys - age 14
1 girl - age 16

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

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

Evacuated to Oregon. Wife & daughter are still in Oregon, while Mr. Espadron & son work on home.

My name is Shannon Beck, and I am a case worker with Catholic Charities Katrina Aid Today program. I am signing this client's family up to receive sponsorship as a Christmas surprise. Please contact me at the above email address, or at 504-430-5182 with any questions. Thank you so much

 

 

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