Reflection Memorandum/Hurricane Katrina: Looking Ahead

Reflection Memorandum/Hurricane Katrina: Looking Ahead

On September 15, ninety leaders from across the devastated Gulf Coast region met in Memphis at the behest of the Foundation for the Mid South to share their experiences and discuss how they could work together to help rebuild their communities and the region. A summary of that meeting, Reflection Memorandum/Hurricane Katrina: Looking Ahead (12 pages, PDF), includes a list of principles identified by those in attendance to help guide reconstruction efforts, as well as five broad areas in which the nonprofit and philanthropic communities must be engaged: repairing the physical community; resettling dislocated people; rebuilding the region's nonprofit capacity; restoring human and environmental health; and shaping a community and civic culture that benefits everyone, regardless of race, class, gender, and power.