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Croton's "Mississippi Six" Heads South to Help with Katrina Aftermath

April 11, 2006

On Saturday, April 8, 2006, six students from Croton-Harmon High School and two drivers sponsored by the Saint Augustine’s Episcopal Church of Croton-on-Hudson set out on a 20-hour van ride to an AmeriCorps relief camp in Pass Christian, Mississippi (map). This week—while at the relief camp—the group will be volunteering their time preparing meals, clearing debris, and tending to the local animal shelter.

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The “Mississippi Volunteers” are (from left): Larry Roadman, Matt West, Scott Davidson, Amy Cobb, Dana Garrett, Anne Schleining & Caitlin Eddols.

On April 17, 2006 12:46 PM, TeaDrinker said:

Reader Ty writes in reporting that “The “Mississippi Six” returned to Croton safely on Saturday, April 15, 2006…

Here’s a snap of them in front of one of the lots they cleared of debris in Pass Christian, Mississippi.

Before the storm, the village had a population of 6,500. Now, it’s about 1,500.

The storm surge in Pass Christian is estimated at 30 feet; in one house that the kids help gut, the waterline was visible just below the ceiling. And that house was built on stilts—about a mile back from the beach!”



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