Alumni and Students Help Katrina Victims

Rev. Dr. Stuart Lord, Dean of the Tucker Foundation, and Frederica Ghesquiere ’04 are leading a team of Dartmouth alumni/ae, staff and faculty to help with disaster relief in the Gulf Coast from June 16-23 2007.

Hurricane Katrina, a category 5 hurricane which made landfall on August 29th 2005, was the costliest and one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the USA. At least 1,836 people lost their lives in Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent floods. The hurricane caused severe and catastrophic damage along the Gulf coast, devastating cities such as Biloxi and Gulfport in Mississippi. It destroyed 90% of the buildings along the coast of Biloxi and neighboring Gulfport, stated Governor Barbour in an interview. The team will volunteer at Hands On Gulf Coast, located Biloxi, MS, alongside a volunteer team of Dartmouth students.

This trip is open to Dartmouth staff, alumni of the college and immediate family members of alumni. Registration will take place on a first come, first serve basis.

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