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Author Topic: NPR in LaPlace  (Read 213 times)

Offline Bambi

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NPR in LaPlace
« on: October 08, 2021, 07:13:43 PM »
Story on All Things Considered about the damage and people in LaPlace, LA. No reference to OPR, but interesting since we're seeing the images.
 
https://www.npr.org/2021/10/08/1044542028/laplace-la-was-devastated-by-hurricane-ida-but-the-community-is-still-there

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Re: NPR in LaPlace
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2021, 11:41:05 PM »
Interesting, although very, very sad.
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Re: NPR in LaPlace
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2021, 10:18:14 PM »
So far Gerald Herbert and his group has finished 2 runs each for LaPlace and Terrebonne with more planned. There are however 2 groups of people we're hoping to help specifically. The 1st is the African American community in Ironton where 1 one woman's family has lived there for over 200 years and started as a community of freed slaves. She had a shed with photos that she couldn't get too because it was flipped over and a casket was resting up against it. The 2nd is in hopes that we can help members of the Pointe-au-Chen Indians who lost 18 of their 22 homes.

As I know more, I will keep you posted.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2021, 10:54:48 PM by Mhayes »
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Re: NPR in LaPlace
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2021, 11:16:23 AM »
It is Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe in the Pointe-aux-Chenes area. We might be related a few tens of thousands of years back.
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Re: NPR in LaPlace
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2021, 04:32:32 PM »
Whoa, Margie! What a story. Hope we can get to thos people to help.

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Re: NPR in LaPlace
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2021, 10:53:30 PM »
Shujen, thanks for the corrections as I was going by what Gerald had posted on Facebook. Very interesting and great way to learn some history.
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