Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Hurricane KatrinaThe Mississippi Story$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

James Patterson Smith

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617030239

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617030239.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of
date: 15 December 2017

The Grace of Volunteers

The Grace of Volunteers

Chapter:
(p.114) Chapter Six The Grace of Volunteers
Source:
Hurricane Katrina
Author(s):

James Patterson Smith

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617030239.003.0006

This chapter describes the role of volunteers at the time of Katrina. Before the storm crashed onto the Mississippi Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, ordinary people across the United States mobilized. Alone, in groups, or working through established charities and faith-based organizations, volunteers began organizing the first of thousands of aid missions to disaster areas on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Over the next four years, FEMA and the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service estimated that as many as 1,000 different organizations and church groups with more than 800,000 volunteers came to the aid of Mississippi’s storm victims and provided an estimated 18.2 million hours of free labor in the relief and recovery efforts.

Keywords:   Katrina, volunteers, disaster relief, recovery, storm victims

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.