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Hurricane Katrina: After the Storm

By: Cathy Christensen
Posted: June 16, 2008, from the August 2006 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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It is this mentality that causes human nature to win over Mother Nature. In the months and years to come during the massive rebuilding effort, those who remain to reconstruct the city will, in the end, gain a perspective that most can envy—thankfulness for what they have, as well as an appreciation for life. And those whose lives went virtually untouched by Hurricane Katrina can step in and help wherever possible—whether it be donating to relief efforts or traveling to the damaged areas to help rebuild. Please see How You Can Help for contact information of various charitable organizations. Ironically, a trip to the French Quarter—once the source of self-centered indulgence—can help New Orleans to rise again. “We want people to come and see that the French Quarter is fine. They can come and eat, and listen to great music like they used to. They can come and shop in the French Quarter. That’s the only way things are going to get better,” says Blum.