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“That’s the story of New Orleans…a city that, for almost 300 years, has been the gateway to America’s soul. Where the jazz makes you cry, the funerals make you dance, the bayou makes you believe all kinds of things. A place that has always brought together people of all races and religions and languages. And everybody adds their culture and their flavor into this city’s gumbo. You remind our nation that for all of our differences, in the end, what matters is we’re all in the same boat. We all share a similar destiny.” —President Obama marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans

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“That’s the story of New Orleans…a city that, for almost 300 years, has been the gateway to America’s soul. Where the jazz makes you cry, the funerals make you dance, the bayou...

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My visit to Waveland, Mississippi, this week brought back one of the most searing images of destruction I have seen in my nearly two decades of working in the disaster response and volunteer management field.

Ten years ago, I was serving as the CEO of the Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service in Florida, and our team had come to Mississippi as part of the multi-state response to help the Gulf Coast rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.

When we arrived, a local official from Waveland led us on a tour of what the hurricane had left behind. As we surveyed what appeared to be an open space, he asked us what we thought it used to be. There was just one small structure standing, so some of us guessed it must have been a park or maybe a baseball field. It was just so open, so desolate.

He turned to us and said, “That used to be our downtown.”

That one structure we saw in this open field was a bank vault, the only remaining piece of what had been this community’s commercial nerve center. Small businesses, grocery stores, doctors’ offices—all had literally been erased.

We gasped—and tears ran down the faces of the group as we absorbed just how much the people of this community had lost.

The situation in Waveland is what inspired us and other volunteers from across the country to stream to Mississippi. In fact, more than 1 million volunteers served across the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina in the largest volunteer response to a natural disaster in American history.

But when they arrived, these volunteers needed direction.  They needed guidance.  And they needed leadership.

Aug 29, 2015
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St. Bernard Project, CNCS join the block party celebrating the NOLA resident’s return to her community 

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Today, the St. Bernard Project (SBP), Corporation for National and Community Service, and other participants in the SBP 48-Hour Build welcomed Mrs. Francitta Clemons to her newly rebuilt home with a block party. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro was on hand for the festivities.

CNCS is thrilled play a role in helping Mrs. Clemons return to her home for the first time in a decade. Our partners at the St. Bernard Project also completed two other homes on that block. That’s certainly a good cause for a celebration!

Aug 28, 2015

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