Tell Us Your Katrina Story

It’s been 10 years since the Red Cross launched one of the most difficult relief operations in our history. Hurricane Katrina forced hundreds of thousands of people to relocate from their Gulf Coast homes, and united our nation in an attempt to help. As we remember and honor those lost, those affected and those who answered the call for help, we would love to hear your story!

Tell us about your experience as a volunteer, as an evacuee or as a supporter of the relief effort.  Share where you were 10 years ago, how you persevered and where you are today.

Don’t forget to tell us who you are and which Red Cross Chapter/Region you call ‘home’…though of course you may remain anonymous if you’d like. Share your stories in the comments section of this blog OR submit them to with the subject “My Katrina Story”.

We would like to compile your stories to share on our blog as a tribute to the relief effort in 2005. Thank you for sharing your stories and, most importantly, thank you for your continued selfless service and support of the American Red Cross!

Check out how disaster preparedness and response has changed in the 10 years since Katrina in this article by Red Cross CEO, Gail McGovern.

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