In March of 2006 Belle and I spent a week volunteering
at one of the many camps called set up in New Orleans. Made
for Love Cafe was the name of our camp and its main purpose
was to provide three meals a day for local people and workers.
There were people from all over volunteering and most them
lived in tents and tarps during their stay. Everyone used
portable restrooms and many people didn't seem to take showers
but for those who did there were 4 or 5 showers set up in
tents and tarps and the water was heated mainly by solar.
While we were driving to the camp we saw a lot of devastation
and it was very strange seeing many large stores like Wal-Mart
and Home Depot abandoned. It was great that we were able to
help out but I sometimes feel that we got more out of this
experience than we gave back.
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