Sunday, August 31, 2008

Bless New Orleans

Matthew Hinton/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
A storefront, boarded-up to protect against the coming storm, awaits Hurricane Gustav in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

As Hurricane Gustav speeds towards New Orleans, our thoughts and emotions turn to this historic city and its residents, again, and, yes, again. On this Sunday morning, we all are citizens of New Orleans. Over the last three years, as organizations and individuals have collaborated in the slow, complex rebuilding of this amazing city a couple organizations stand out to me. Habitat for Humanity and Music Rising are two noteworthy groups. It is astonishing to contemplate how much will be needed after Gustav moves through beginning Monday morning. It will call upon all of us to turn our concern into action. Lets all start now.

Ghost of New Orleans
Gregg Chadwick
Ghost of New Orleans
48"x36" oil on linen 2006
Julie Nester Gallery
featured in the film La Cucina

Follow the storm at:
National Weather Service, Hurricane Gustav
Remember to help the victims of Katrina at:
Music Rising
Habitat for Humanity

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