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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:11 PM
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CNN Hero's Work Continues in Parish Devastated by Katrina
ST. BERNARD PARISH, Louisiana (CNN) -- This year, the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina will hold new meaning for Tina Caserta and her family.

Like countless other residents from St. Bernard Parish, a community just east of New Orleans, Caserta lost everything in the storm. She had lived there since she was 12, married and raised her three sons there and even lived on the same street as her husband's family.

"We had nothing to salvage ... nothing," said Caserta, 41.

She returned to her community just two months after Katrina, but she and her family have been enduring the challenges of moving from one form of FEMA housing to another ever since. When the family home she had been fighting to return to was condemned and torn down earlier this year, it was the final straw for Caserta.

"I was spiraling down," she said, choking up. "I was totally hopeless."

That's when she found Liz McCartney and her nonprofit St. Bernard Project. In the past three years, McCartney and her team have helped more than 230 families rebuild and move back into their homes.

At the fourth anniversary of Katrina, Caserta and her family finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.

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more...http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/08/27/katrina....
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appamado amata padam Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:27 PM
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1. Thanks. I needed something positive. nt
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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 08:35 PM
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