Letters: La. knows what recovery is like

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Recently, we have been bombarded with images of devastation and destruction in our neighboring state of Texas. The

Recently, we have been bombarded with images of devastation and destruction in our neighboring state of Texas. The scenes of floodwaters consuming towns and engulfing neighborhoods are all too familiar to the people of south Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. They summon the gut-wrenching emotions of desperation, confusion, and hopelessness we’ve experienced after Katrina, Rita, and the recent flooding in Baton Rouge.

But it is during these times that we’ve also seen the very best in humanity. It is during these trials that we find the everyday citizen, through a simple act of courage and kindness, become a hero to someone in need. Whether it is the Cajun Navy offering a rescuing hand, the shelter volunteer offering a pillow and a kind word, or a simple donation to help victims in distress, these stories of heroism, unity, and compassion epitomize our spirit. These attributes are the bedrock of who we are as Louisianans.

When floodwaters recede, we the people of Louisiana know the arduous process of rebuilding is just beginning. We know it requires nothing less than resiliency, patience, and teamwork to get through this. As so many people supported us after Katrina and other storms, let’s return the favor and assure all families and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey that we will never stop fighting for people in need of a hand up.

That’s who we are as Louisianans.

Arthur Dupre

nonprofit director

Metairie

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