The Kindness of Strangers

After the events of September 11, 2001, the Gulf Coast region responded with open hearts to New York City; in fact, Louisiana was among the very first to send a new fire truck — the “Spirit of Louisiana” — to the NYFD. So New Yorkers never questioned doing something in response to the devastation of hurricane Katrina.

Among the first fundraising efforts was a broadcast special on September 9 called Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf

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