The Pandemic has been tough and so was Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural disaster in American history. This week’s lesson is to ‘help someone near you’.
These women disaster survivors’ words of wisdom are gutsy and uplifting. About helping others after the disaster, one woman said this about assisting others, “it made me feel like I had purpose in spite of the difficult situation we were in after the hurricane”. Another woman said, she picked up bottled water for her elderly neighbors so that they didn’t have to go out and stand in the long lines after Katrina. “I felt really good after I did that for them, so I kept doing it each week”.
These lessons offer a challenge to do something helpful for others as you navigate the Pandemic and based on the women disaster survivors’ experiences, you will reap a reward that encourages you to keep going.
You can find more about how to get through hard times in my book, The Overlooked Voices of Hurricane Katrina Mississippi Black Women Survivors Resilience and Recovery.
Be sure to check my Blog next week for more information on the upcoming 2022 Hurricane Season.