Friday, May 25, 2007

David Campbell and Hands On

Here is the video (maybe I should say an audio, the quality of video is poor) of David's presentation that is mentioned in the Buffalo News article.

The Buffalo News: Buffalo/Erie County:
"When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast almost two years ago, they were there to answer the call for help.

When an earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Java on May 27, 2006, they arrived three days later to start the rebuilding process.

And the next time a disaster occurs, they will be there again to pick up the shattered pieces and weather the storm.

These people are the fabric of Hands On Worldwide, a U.S.- based nonprofit organization with Western New York leadership. Its chief executive officer and co-founder is Amherst native David Campbell."
and later:
"Hands On USA was launched less than a year later when the organization sent more than 1,500 volunteers to Biloxi, Miss., after Hurricane Katrina. This group included significant Western New York participation from student and faculty volunteers from St. Bonaventure University and Alfred State College."

Cross posted on BonaResponds blog as well

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Hands On Blog » Blog Archive » Dear Friends…

I just realized that I never blogged this! It is from Carrie who left Handson after an amazing stay!
Hands On Blog » Blog Archive » Dear Friends…:
"I am very excited about the work and trajectory of Hands On Gulf Coast and know that we are setting ourselves up to be a long term, sustained presence in this community. It has been a privilege to work with such an inspired and committed group of individuals. So many people have given this the best of themselves towards this effort, and I know will continue to do so. Our little experiment in the Gulf has shown me that it is possible for this many people to come together and work and love so hard to build and sustain something they believe in. A place whose message ministers to our souls in the deepest sense and keeps people coming back."
Follow the link, there is much more!

Bye Carrie, you will be missed!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

WLOX-TV - The News for South Mississippi: New Senior Village Dedicated In Biloxi

WLOX-TV - The News for South Mississippi: New Senior Village Dedicated In Biloxi:
"The neatly manicured affordable retirement home is on the eastern tip of Biloxi's $36 million Hope VI community. A ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened the Biloxi Housing Authority's 76 unit living center for area retirees."

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Post-Traumatic Stress Spikes In New Orleans - Yahoo! News

Post-Traumatic Stress Spikes In New Orleans - Yahoo! News:
"About 38 percent of people who were evaluated in New Orleans emergency rooms have post-traumatic stress disorder, a study has found.

That's 10 times the prevalence of the disorder in the general population.

Researchers said that Hurricane Katrina was one of the most significant natural disasters in U.S. history."

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

New Casino in Biloxi

City of Biloxi - Gulf Coast Mississippi:
"Harrah’s Entertainment and world-renowned singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett joined Mayor A.J. Holloway and Gov. Haley Barbour this morning to unveil plans for Margaritaville Casino & Resort, a $700-million-plus investment that will be on Casino Row in Biloxi and represents the single largest investment in Mississippi since Hurricane Katrina. The company expects this to be the first phase of a development that may cost more than $1 billion.

Construction of Margaritaville is expected to begin this summer with a target completion date of Spring 2010."

Bishop Responds to St. Paul Suit - Technology - RedOrbit

Bishop Responds to St. Paul Suit - Technology - RedOrbit:
"Bishop Thomas J. Rodi says he is deeply saddened by a lawsuit filed by more than 100 members of Holy Family Parish, formerly St. Paul Parish in Pass Christian. The suit, filed May 1, names Rodi, the Diocese of Biloxi and Holy Family pastor the Rev. Dennis Carver as defendants.

The bishop declined an interview Friday, but his official response, 900-plus words, was published in Friday's edition of the Gulf Pine Catholic, the diocese's official newspaper. We reprint it with permission today at the Sun Herald Web site.

The lawsuit asks the court to compel the diocese to rebuild the church on the beach and get an accounting of donations made to the church after Hurricane Katrina."