“What I’ve learned about relief work is you just show up. You don’t have to be anyone special”
"If you bring a flood, we're gonna put a boat in the water." --member of the Cajun Navy https://t.co/pNleYZDLeG— George (@George)1471639499.0
When New Orleans resident John Calhoun evacuated for Hurricane Katrina on August 28, 2005, he left home with a couple of changes of clothes and fifty bucks in a small backpack. “I packed for an evacuation, not a disaster,” says the 42-year-old benefits auctioneer. Six weeks later, when he returned to his flooded Mid-City home, Calhoun managed to salvage a few of his belongings—but volunteers did the hard work of mucking out his home.