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Travel Tip: Rebuilding Continues 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

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“Scrap House” is a memorial for Hurricane Katrina created by Sandy Heller near the New Orleans Convention Center. Photo Credit: Stephanie Ervin

Hard to imagine, but it’s been 10 years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Incredibly, there’s still a lot of work to be done.

VISIONS Service Adventures, which runs community service program for teens, has been working in coastal Mississippi for nine years. These kids have built a 50-foot footbridge and a green-certified outdoor classroom, and they’re still working every summer.

Habitat for Humanity is busy in the Gulf Coast, and volunteers have built more than 2,500 homes since hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

St. Bernard Project, which was created in New Orleans in 2006, is rebuilding damaged homes and transforming abandoned properties into affordable housing.

It has also expanded its efforts into other hard-hit areas after events like Hurricane Sandy and the flooding in Wimberley, Texas.

In honor of the 10-year anniversary, New Orleans has dedicated August 29 as a Citywide Day of Service.

Anyone can participate—just visit Katrina10.org for more information.

For additional information about the effects of Hurricane Katrina, visit:

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