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WV Students Using Summer Vacation - to Help New Orleans Recover

June 11, 2007


Charleston, WV - Another hurricane season is here, and some West Virginia college students are spending their summer vacations helping New Orleans recover from Hurricane Katrina, a year-and-a-half after the event. Wheeling Jesuit University student Sara Brown leaves this week for New Orleans. This is her third time on a relief mission, and she says she's worried that America has forgotten the devastation that still affects families in the Gulf Coast.

"So much still needs to be done down there. Eighty percent of the public housing is still closed, and that's a lot of families who are still displaced. That's one of the major issues."

Brown and other students will spend the summer doing mold remediation and repair work in damaged homes, and demolishing many homes that are beyond repair.

Erin McDonald with WJU has led six groups of students on relief efforts. She believes it's been an eye-opener for the students, seeing how much more needs to be done.

"It's been a year and a half, and students see thousands of homes that are still abandoned and in need of work, and the 200,000 people that are still displaced living all over the United States."

McDonald hopes these students will inspire others to step up and provide much-needed help to those in the Gulf Coast.

Rob Ferrett/Jamie Folsom, Public News Service - WV