Images of the lingering devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina – even many months after the Aug. 29, 2005 storm – moved Dave Kopra and Ann Drorbaugh. The Olympia, Washington, retirees yearned to help. Since 2006, Kopra and Drorbaugh have been on a mission to rebuild New Orleans one home at a time.
25 Volunteer Trips Later, This Couple’s Commitment to New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina Remains Strong
Six months after Hurricane Katrina decimated the Gulf Coast, Liz McCartney felt she had to do something to help. She persuaded her husband, Zack Rosenburg, to join her and started reaching out to nonprofits in New Orleans. From 30 emails, she got one just response. It was all they needed.