A local family just closed on the house last week and have started to move in. The deserving family rented all their lives in the Lower 9th Ward, raising three sons. The husband has earned a living working as a carpenter for local construction companies and churches while his wife has worked at a popular store in the French Quarter for 15 years. The husband did not evacuate during Katrina. He stayed with the family dog, living in the attic for nearly 3 weeks. He watched boats float by, offering to rescue and take him to safety. He declined, not being able to say goodbye to his home and his neighborhood. It took police officers escorting him out at gunpoint for him to finally leave. They have been through hell. Today however, they are a resilient, stronger, and even hopeful family. The family is beyond grateful to STS9, their fans, and Make It Right. Their MIR home is a dream that’s finally come true.
dual flush toilets, low e windows & doors, a rainwater collection system and water absorbing native landscaping. And, for future storms, the home comes equipped with walls that can withstand 130mph winds, kevlar hurricane shields for the windows and a roof hatch in case an escape is necessary.
|Photo By: Eric Rejman More Photos Here|