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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Je Suis INSANE on Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:32 pm

I've just come back from a missions trip to New Orleans(through A.I.M. if any one is interested http://www.adventures.org/). I left on the 23rd of June and ten days and unfortunately (about) ten pound lighter returned on the 2nd of July.


In the Lower 9th Ward--
This trip was amazing there are no words to describe what I saw. If you thought that Katrina was just another hurricane it wasn't and you need to stop mouthing off...I can't begin if you haven't been physically to the Lower 9th there is no way to get what it is like across to you. It was like Andrew all over again you turn in every direction and it is just devastation every. It is estimated that there are over 800 bodies still unaccounted for and of those 800 around 400 got washed out to sea. While we were down there they found another body in the Lower 9th.

These people of New Orleans need our prayers the local government is so corrupt. The residents told us that weeks after the water was drained there were still bodies in the streets, on roofs and power lines.

Construction--
My group helped two home owners gut their homes. Now try to wrap your mind around this 80% of the city was flooded and most of the city is still with out power. In the houses we worked on a year later there was still water in those houses, in pots and pans, in box springs...that water stunk so bad we called it the rotten egg water.

I'm still kinda shook up from the trip... If you are interested in what went down it would be easier for me if you guyes asked me questions, you know?

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Je Suis INSANE on Thu Jul 06, 2006 3:33 pm

Oohh I have pictures.

http://fletcher.gwing.net/album_pic.php?pic_id=90
~No words.
http://fletcher.gwing.net/album_pic.php?pic_id=87
~Lower 9th Ward
http://fletcher.gwing.net/album_pic.php?pic_id=88
~The levy of the 9th ward this is where most of the water came from
http://fletcher.gwing.net/album_pic.php?pic_id=91
~Welcom to New Orleans
http://fletcher.gwing.net/album_pic.php?pic_id=93
~The Walmart closed at 5 o'clock. Freaky.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Mercenary on Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:05 pm

New Orleans used to be my home in 2004. I moved there after I got out of the army. I moved away before the hurricane, but that city still means a lot to me. Thank you for everything you've done. it means a lot. God Bless You.
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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Je Suis INSANE on Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:01 pm

Where in NO did you live? We were over by Jackson Street, we stayed on St Thomas.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Mercenary on Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:20 pm

Lower 9th Ward, Holy Cross area

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Je Suis INSANE on Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:15 pm

Oh. I'm so sorry. Have you been back to see?

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Mercenary on Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:53 pm

No, I haven't. I left a lot of bad things back in New Orleans. Going back wouldn't be in my best interest. But I saw enough.

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Tips: 0.00 INK Postby Eiji` on Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:48 pm

I myself have only been to Louisiana once, but your actions are commendable. Thank you for your hard work and sacrifice.

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