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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Louisiana Build

It's been too long since posting a topic, and wanted to give the rundown of my latest Hurricane Relief build in Louisiana.

Ten days in Baton Rouge at the end of May/first of June was a huge blessing in spite of the heat. Our group was responsible for building two homes from foundation to landscaping in 8 days. And we did it! We did everything that was asked. Louise, the owner of one of the homes, had a harrowing story to tell of escaping from New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina. Truly amazing experience, and this steel magnolia will always be a hero to me.

I will always treasure my latest experience helping with hurricane relief.


Blogger nuke gingrich said...

Princess Bernie.
Thank you for posting this.
You'll never know how much it means to all the folks down here to have witnessed the outpouring of compassion and concern from fine people like you.

I saw your post back in April at GCP about getting ready to go to BR, and I'm glad to hear that the trip was such a success.

There was another group in my hometown at the same time your group was in BR. Ten homes were built and ten families are having their lives restored. It's a great story, and one that makes me very proud, and humble at the same time.

Thanks again for your kindness.

July 13, 2006 12:26 AM  

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