Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
August 5, 2006
Albany - - It's been a year since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, changing the lives of tens of thousands of people living in New Orleans and surrounding areas. The disaster also changed the way many churches view their outreach, as many devoted long-term committments to aid in recovery.
Felix Marbury of First United Methodist Church has provided help to disaster victims before, but what he saw a year ago exceeded all other experiences.
"This was...I couldn't comprehend how bad this was going to be. Boats up on land, houses pushed on top of each other, lower New Orleans I saw a semi-trailer sitting up on top of a house...Peoples faces...earlier on when we went into Mississippi, the people looked in shock. They're eyes were big, just had a lost look on their faces," he recalls.
He and about 30 members from his church responded when Katrina Hit, offering money, supplies, and time - - helping re-build communities. He's gone back several times since then, only to find destruction still lives here.
"Some people are just as bad off as the first hour it hit, there are people who havent gone back to their houses, there are people whose houses haven't been cleaned out yet, many of thousands of houses, not just a few houses."
Marbury says although it's been a year, people can't forget those who still need a helping hand.
"As bad as it is as soon as another hurricane hits, I'm afraid people are going to pick up and move on to the next disaster, that concerns me probably as much as anything when there's still work to be done, tremendous amount, there's no end to it."
Even though it's been a year since Katrina hit, there are still thousands of people who still need help. Several organizations are providing long-term recovery efforts and you can give.
Here are a few of those resources:
Habitat for Humanity International 121 Habitat St Americus, GA 31709 (229) 924-6935 www.habitat.org
American Red Cross PO Box 37243 Washington, DC 20013 (800) HELP-NOW www.redcross.org
AKC/CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund - Katrina American Kennel Club/Companion Animal Recovery Attention: Ms. Kim Luong C/O American Kennel Club 260 Madison Avenue 4th Floor New York, NY 10016 (800) 252-7894 http://www.akc.org
America's Second Harvest 35 E. Wacker Dr., Ste. 2000 Chicago, IL 60601 (800) 771-2303 www.secondharvest.org