Know a Volunteer Who Made a Difference After Hurricane Katrina?
As the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, we think about the millions of volunteers from the Gulf Coast area – and from across the country – who answered the call to help.
Do you know a volunteer or organization that came to the aid of Katrina survivors and remains committed to such volunteer service? Please nominate that person or group for a Daily Point of Light Award, by July 22.
We're looking for stories like these:
- Malcolm A. Meyer used his legal skills to help thousands of survivors keep their homes.
- Alf Nelson became a major force in revitalizing his New Orleans neighborhood, including giving children a new, safe place to play.
- After seeing the countless animals that either died in the storm or were left homeless, Desiree Mancuso co-founded a nonprofit that finds homes for homeless and abused animals.
For their commitment to service during a time of tragedy, those volunteers the Daily Point of Light Award – an honor created by George H. W. Bush 25 years ago to recognize outstanding volunteers.
Points of Light and Kaiser Permanente have teamed up to celebrate the impact of volunteers who made life better for Hurricane Katrina surviors: Five exemplary volunteers will each receive a Daily Point of Light Award during the week of Aug. 24, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Aug. 29.
As we pause to remember this moment in history, let’s make sure we recognize the volunteers who helped bring the Gulf Coast back to life. Nominate today!