The New Orleans Advocate: Sierra Club Sponsors Buses From Houston and Dallas For People Displaced

Sierra Club Sponsors Buses From Houston and Dallas For People Displaced by Hurricane Katrina to Return to New Orleans for Katrina 10th Anniversary Weekend 

On August 28, for no charge, buses will depart from Houston and Dallas to take displaced residents of New Orleans back for the Katrina 10th anniversary commemoration events.
Houston and Dallas took in numerous New Orleans residents who were displaced due to Hurricane Katrina, with Houston alone taking in at least 250,000 new residents after the storm. These buses offer these communities the opportunity to partake in the commemorative events in their home city — the Resilience Festival in the Lower Ninth Ward, the K10 March and 2nd line, and the healing festival Rhythmic Alchemy.
“The Sierra Club has been working with New Orleanians to rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward and supports the people’s right to return to their homes,” Said Cherelle Blazer, an organizing representative with Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign. “These buses give displaced New Orleanians the opportunity to return to their city to participate in the commemoration of hurricane Katrina, the same storm that displaced them ten years ago.”
Buses from Dallas will leave from the DART Hampton Station Park and Ride at 7am on August 28th and return Sunday.
Buses from Houston will leave from the Metro Maxey Park and Ride at 9 am on August 28th and returnSunday evening.
To secure a spot on the bus or for more information Contact Cherrelle Blazer


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To reserve seats for free bus ride:
Limited dormitory lodging available at ($25 per person per night):
Community Church Unitarian Universalist
6690 Fleur de Lis Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124