REBUILD THE LOWER 9TH WARD sign now

On August 29th , 2005 Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. The hurricane terrorized the whole city.  Many, fortunate enough to evacuate, did so in frightful haste. The many poor, were left behind to weather the storm and fend for themselves. Katrina came and with it, a storm surge 13 to 18 feet high. The remaining residents of Lower 9th Ward persevered and then…. The federally built levees broke.  Over 1,300 lives were lost, 22,000 homes were destroyed, and hundreds of thousands of people were dislocated. The federal government, slow to initially respond eventually showed up, after national outrage over President Bush and FEMA’s performance. The surviving and returning residents of the Lower 9th Ward found their once thriving community, obliterated. They were ground zero.  They buried their dead and salvaged what little possessions that were left, and hoped for help. After months of waiting, President Bush and Congress responded by allocating billions of dollars towards rebuilding the Gulf Coast Region including New Orleans.  Over three years later, 99% of the Lower 9th Ward has still not been rebuilt. Not one major housing development by Federal, State or Local government has taken place. Over 2,200 homes were lost in the Lower 9th Ward.   Actor Brad Pitt has committed to eventually building 150 homes in the community. To date, less than 15 have been built. His project has proven however that there is a viable way to rebuild the Lower 9th Ward with housing that is stronger, safer and smarter. We applaud his efforts. Unlike him, the government has ignored the Lower 9th Ward and with your support, we seek to change that!   
We of the Rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward Coalition have a plan to rebuild the housing, schools, recreation and commercial establishments lost to Katrina. The funding to accomplish this goal has already been allocated but the “will” by State and Local government, is not. They have been busy spending rebuilding funds in other parts of the city to the exclusion of the hardest hit community in New Orleans, ground zero, the Lower 9th Ward.
Our new President Barack Obama has stated it best, “This will be a priority of my presidency. And I will make clear to members of my administration that their responsibilities don’t end in places like the 9th Ward –they begin there.” We intend to keep him to his word and you can help!
Sign our petition, encourage your family, friends, churches and schools to do the same! Together, we can help this community, that have lost everything. It’s the right thing to do, and  the American thing to do!  Give your support and prove that after a natural disaster we take care of our own!
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Latest Signatures

  • 23 July 2010132. Regina
    While visiting the Lower Ninth Ward, I was able to tour and talk to resident, Mr. Green. I see his dedication to rebuilding his home and community. Please support these families in America.
  • 29 May 2010131. Madge
  • 20 May 2010130. Marlena
  • 19 May 2010129. Jetaun
    please help re-build our city
  • 18 May 2010128. Tamesha
  • 12 May 2010127. Htet
  • 11 May 2010126. Jerome
    I fully support this cause.
  • 07 May 2010125. Roman
    People of lower 9th ward deserve more than being left without a home!
  • 06 May 2010124. Adriana
    Please help rebuild this incredible city full of the warmest people in the U.S.!
  • 05 May 2010123. Santosh
  • 04 May 2010122. Mona
  • 02 May 2010121.
  • 01 May 2010120. Margaret
  • 30 April 2010119. patricia
    Mr. Obama please, with all your power do what ever you can to help this community and these tramatized people. While visiting New Orleans (my 3rd trip since katrina) I went to the lower 9th ward. I was happy to see the beautiful houses (that with Brad Pit
  • 30 April 2010118. Florian
  • 29 April 2010117. Gene
    As a citizen who made substainial contributiosn through various foundations and agencies; I would like to know when the Katrina recovery funds will be released. My recent visit to the Lower Nineth Ward revealed the dire need of the funds.
  • 27 April 2010116. michael
    Mine eyes have seen the devastation.
  • 27 April 2010115. dominick
    IT IS MY HONOR TO SIGN THIS FORM HAVING VISITED THE LOWER NINTH WARD 2008 AND PHOTOGRAPHED WHAT I SAW BRINGS TEARS TO MY EYES TO THIS VERY MOMENT, BUT ALL I HAVE TO DO IS REMEMBER THE ROOTS RUN DEEP. IF THERE'S ANYTHING ELSE I COULD DO TO HELP THIS PETIT
  • 27 April 2010114. Harriet
    Mr. President: appoint someone to lead this effort. These people have been forgotten for too long. Thank you.
  • 23 April 2010113. Kemoy
  • 21 April 2010112. Cheryl
    Let's rebuild the ninth ward. It's the right thing to do.
  • 21 April 2010111. Sharlene
    I was part of a clean-up campaign in New Orleans to help Katrina victims (April '09)and was greatly appalled to see with my own eyes that the Lower 9th Ward is STILL DEVASTATED. May God Have Mercy. President Obama do something to help!!
  • 21 April 2010110. Connie
    It's way past time to re-build the 9th Ward!
  • 21 April 2010109. Kalahari
  • 20 April 2010108. Michael
  • 20 April 2010107. susan
  • 20 April 2010106. nancy

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