Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Bayou La Batre

This boat is supposed to be in the water, but it's not, due to the floods from Hurricane Katrina. It's in Bayou La Batre, Alabama... the town made famous by Forrest Gump when he and Lt Dan were able to shrimp after a hurricane when no one else could. Bayou La Batre is primarily a fishing and shrimping town. This boat, The Integrity, seems to have fared the storm better than many of the boats in Bayou La Batre, except for the fact that it is now on land. Hurricanes in areas like this are terrible for the local economy and many people are now without jobs and homes due to the flood waters. See, it's not just New Orleans and Biloxi/Gulfport that suffered. Here in Alabama, we are also struggling to put our lives back together. Do keep those in Bayou La Batre in your thoughts and prayers as you are thinking of the other hurricane victims. And give donations to the Bay Area Food Bank because the people of Bayou La Batre, and the people in Mississippi will need the food bank's help for many months.

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