Hurricane Katrina/Gulf Coast

Hurricane Katrina/Gulf Coast

Articles

September 2, 2015

[Episcopal News Service – Gulf Coast] In the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina changed the Gulf Coast forever, the arc of The Episcopal Church’s ministry here traces a story of evolution and transformation filled with lessons for the rest of the church.

It was clear that recovery...

September 1, 2015

[Episcopal News Service – New Orleans, Louisiana] Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative grew out of the ruins on Hurricane Katrina and is going strong 10 years later, albeit with a bigger mission.

Eighty percent of the residents of Central City, the neighborhood...

August 31, 2015

[Episcopal News Service – New Orleans, Louisiana] It was clear to Diocese of Louisiana Bishop Morris Thompson Jr. when he began his episcopate in 2010, five years after Hurricane Katrina, that the storm had “deeply wounded” the people of the diocese.

“I could be in a...

August 28, 2015

[Episcopal News Service – New Orleans, Louisiana] In the days after Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath devastated the dioceses they led, now retired-Mississippi Bishop Duncan Gray III and his Louisiana counterpart at that time, now retired-Bishop Charles Jenkins discuss the...

August 27, 2015

[Episcopal News Service – Gulfport, Mississippi] Ten years after Hurricane Katrina wiped the building that housed St. Mark’s Episcopal Church from its seaside location, the parish’s retired rector and its current priest-in-charge reflect on the storm and its aftermath for the...

August 26, 2015

[Episcopal News Service – Gulf Coast] It was Sunday; just six days after Hurricane Katrina had ripped a swath of death and destruction across the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi. It was time for church.

No matter that Katrina had wiped the building known as St....

August 30, 2010

Five years ago as New Orleanians struggled to survive in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina, few if any of them were thinking about trying to plant an orchard somewhere in the Uptown neighborhood.

This August, a group supported by the Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative is working...

May 24, 2010

Close to five years post Hurricane Katrina there are still some 60,000 blighted homes on the property roll in New Orleans, approximately half of them belonging to homeowners displaced by the August 2005 hurricane.

Counted among the displaced are Silva and Anthony Blanchard, long-time...

November 6, 2009

Top artists from the worlds of country, folk, blues, gospel and Cajun music have put their talents where their hearts are in "Forgotten but Not Gone," a new album created to help restore the homes, communities and dignity of tens of thousands of Gulf Coast residents still displaced by Hurricane...

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