Hurricane Katrina - Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes ever to hit the United States.
An estimated 1,833 people died in the hurricane and the flooding that followed in late August 2005, and millions of others were left homeless along the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans.
Katrina was the most destructive storm to strike the United States and the costliest storm in U.S. history, causing $108 billion in damage, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
It ranks sixth overall in strength of recorded Atlantic hurricanes. It was also a very large storm; at its peak, maximum winds stretched 25 to 30 nautical miles (46 to 55 kilometers) and its extremely wide swath of hurricane force winds extended at least 75 nautical miles (138 km) to the east from the center.
Hurricane Katrina: Facts, Damage & Aftermath
Early in the morning on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States. When the storm made landfall, it had a Category 3 rating on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale–it brought sustained winds of 100–140 miles per hour–and stretched some 400 miles across. The storm itself did a great deal of damage, but its aftermath was catastrophic. Levee breaches led to massive flooding, and many people charged that the federal government was slow to meet the needs of the people affected by the storm. Hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were displaced from their homes, and experts estimate that Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damage. In all, Hurricane Katrina killed nearly 2,000 people and affected some 90,000 square miles of the United States. Hundreds of thousands of evacuees scattered far and wide. Today, after years of recovery and rebuilding efforts, people along the Gulf Coast have made great strides in returning to life as usual even as they continue to rebuild.
Our Charity Work for Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Services provided by our network:
1,000 Food Basket has been distributed.
900 people have received clothing.
650 people have received Counseling and assistance, consisting an array of services and supports aimed at moving a family or individual toward recovery and longer terms sustainment.
150 people were provided medical assistance or help with prescriptions.
550 people have received direct financial assistance such as gift cards or cash, gift cards/cash, to help the families get back them back on their feet.
In total, we touched over 1,450 families with our limited resources.
In addition to providing aid, our volunteers have personally interacted one to one with the victims. They have given them comfort and strength and a sense of peace and we have done our best to fulfill their basic needs as quickly as possible.
Clean Up Assistance:
With so much destruction, we also assisted in small ways to removing the debris.