A Decade Later....Hurricane Katrina

It's hard to believe that it's been a decade since the devastating natural disaster, Hurricane Katrina occurred. Although the hurricane hit many areas like the Bahamas, South Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, the main place effected by it was New Orleans, Louisiana.

I remember exactly where I was when the news broke out. My first child had just been born a couple weeks before hand, so I was at home doing laundry and listening to nursery music. I remember getting a phone call from my mom and turned on the news to see what was happening. I remember being in tears as I saw how so many people were in pain and hurting, how many homes and businesses were destroyed.


Fast forward ten years later and the city of New Orleans is stronger then ever and looking great, I was fortunate enough to visit the lovely city earlier this year in February for a few days with a couple of the ladies of Just Us Girls. Driving around the city I got to see some of the new homes that were built after Katrina and how full of life not only the people, but the city itself was.

The aftermath of Katrina was devastating. There were so many homes, businesses, schools and much more that were damaged and destroyed. It took a lot of work, but with the help of many volunteers, the city is looking beautiful and standing strong. Johnson Controls  was one of the companies that helped. They stood with Tulane University to rebuild and resume classes within five months after Hurricane Katrina's devastation.

Ten years later, the university and New Orleans residents are building a better future one project at a time. Johnson Controls is proud to continue helping the Tulane City Center, a non-profit organization founded by the Tulane School of Architecture, rejuvenate the community.

The company’s financial commitment helps fund the Tulane City Center’s education, advocacy and project design services throughout New Orleans. Johnson Controls funds also helped open Parisite Skate Park, named after its proximity to Paris Avenue, which has helped more than 5,000 young residents channel their energy and athletic skills in a safe recreational environment. It's safe to say that with companies like Johnson Controls continuing to help out, the city of New Orleans is in good hands.

Disclosure: This has been a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. Compensation was received.


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