This month marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina
hit the Gulf Coast.
The category 3 storm killed nearly 2-thousand people.
and flooded 80 percent of New Orleans.
It quickly became the most expensive storm in U-S
causing more about 108- billion dollars in damage.
As the number of people in need grew.
so did the number volunteers.
including some from our own area.
One local Red Cross volunteer who was there.
says it was an experience she'll never forget.
These were people that didn't have a lot of resources
to begin with and here they were with what little
they had was gone.
So, they really they really took a big hit, much bigger
disaster because it was already a low income community.
If you would like to learn more about how to volunteer
with the American Red Cross head to red cross dot