Letter to the Editor: A Bedford Memory about Hurricane Katrina

~ Submitted by Don Marshall

The national news media has been constantly reminding us that Hurricane Ida’s arrival yesterday coincided with the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in the same area.

Some may remember that after Katrina, Bedford citizens pitched in with helping the cleanup. This included church groups and others actually visiting the New Orleans area to assist in the demolition and restoration of housing.

Katrina actually affected a much larger area of the south, including Mississippi.

What may not be remembered is that Bedford citizens also put together a small donation of approximately $600.00 that was given to the people of Pass Christian, Mississippi to help in the restoration of their town arboretum which was completely destroyed by Katrina. I believe that the modest funds were used to replace some of the signage in the reconstructed arboretum.

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