Treading A Painful Past

The efforts that have been made in the last five years are numerous but New Orleans’ pain and rummage still peep out from eerie neighborhoods and wind-blown shutters. Rusty metal roof sheets and concrete studs are left behind around homes perimeters from which pillars stood holding foundations of families full of life. The rubble  reminds us everyday that though the worst is over, the thoughts still remain. Hurricane Katrina is hardly referred to. ”The Storm,’ as it is dubbed, will never be forgotten. As outsiders looking in, we see the scarring remains she has left behind as a cry of New Orleanians for help, solace, hope, and happiness in the lives of the people she spared. Together we start making a difference.


Maria Streegan Cruz


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