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Archive: Hurricane Katrina 10-Year Anniversary

The Rev. Irvin Boudreaux discusses recovery efforts at Brooks United Methodist Church in New Orleans in 2006 nearly a year after Hurricane Katrina. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Pretty on the outside, still broken inside

Not everything is fixed and not everyone has come home after Hurricane Katrina but the church connection worked. Read More

Dorothy Booker walks along the incomplete outdoor prayer pavilion at historic Gulfside Assembly in Waveland, Miss. Hurricane Katrina destroyed every building on the grounds in 2005. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Gulfside Assembly re-imagining future of historic site

Katrina hit just 16 days after Gulfside Assembly had celebrated opening the Norris Center, a $3 million building named for Bishop Alfred L. Norris. Read More

Earl Wollitt (right, foreground) casts his eyes upward during worship at Seashore Mission United Methodist Church in Biloxi, Miss. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Homeless shelter feeds bodies and souls

Hurricane Katrina destroyed Seashore Mission, but it has relocated and serves more than 200 meals, three days a week to the poor and homeless. Read More

United Methodist free clinic arose from Katrina

A free clinic started by United Methodists after Katrina is now open two nights with expansion plans that include an eye clinic. Read More

Sam Guyette (foreground) holds a camera on a selfie stick for a group photo with volunteers from First United Methodist Church of Santa Monica, Calif., and Betty Johnson at her home in New Orleans' Upper 9th Ward. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

After the storm: Hope from small hands and big hearts

United Methodist volunteers are still helping people get back into homes damaged by Katrina. Read More

9th Ward church endures after Katrina

The 9th Ward has gone from the most populous ward in New Orleans to a ghost town, but Hartzell United Methodist Church endures. Read More

The Rev. Hadley Edwards kisses Estelle Julian during a visit to her home in New Orleans' 7th Ward. Edwards was going door to door to tell people about

Coming soon: ‘The Spirit Church’

The 7th Ward of New Orleans has a United Methodist presence for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. Read More

Volunteers wearing protective gear gather to help homeowners in Detroit who were hit by floods in 2014. From left are: Lawrence Matthews of the Mennonite Disaster Service; Cheryl Tipton, Disaster Case Manager with the Northwest Detroit Flood Recovery Project of The United Methodist Church; and Andrew Massey,15, of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Detroit. Photo courtesy of the Northwest Detroit Flood Recovery Project.

From Katrina to Detroit: new collaborations

Relationships strengthened and expanded through the Katrina recovery process have created a new normal for local disaster response. Read More

Volunteers put lives, homes back together after Katrina

Epworth Project helps connects thousands of volunteers to homeowners who needed help after Katrina. Read More

Church members show the restored sanctuary at Hartzell United Methodist Church in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. The sanctuary was flooded by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. From left are: Burnetta D. Fauria, Angelique White Williams and Andrea Sanchez-Reese. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Mission reborn from Katrina’s destruction

From the depths of the 2005 hurricane that caused massive damage and suffering along the Gulf Coast, new United Methodist ministries arose. Read More