Visit to the 9th ward

After church we toured the lower ninth ward and saw still the aftermath of Katrina. A man from the neighborhood spoke about the feelings of loss of neighborhood and friendships that have gone because so many haven't been able to rebuild their homes after Katrina.  What was a dynamic neighborhood where everyone knew everyone, now there were overgrown lots and streets with weeds overtaking them.  The rebuilt areas included homes that were restored with the help of volunteers and charities, including Brad Pitt's Make it Right foundation and the Marsalis family' support of jazz musicians.