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Jeanne Herman Ellinport

This is an entry I wrote for a Blog that I'll begin for my employer.

Hurricane Katrina - An Adventure Not To Be Forgotten

I was recently interviewed for "Katrina's Jewish Voices" by Rosalind Hinton who encourged after the interview to submit my written story and so here it is.

Methodist Hospital

Part of the story of the Katrina experience at Methodist Hospital in New Orleans East.

Shelter from the Storm

I painted this painting after working in the shelters in Baton Rouge after Hurricane Katrina. It was unbelievable -- people coming in with open sores and wounds, crying, clutching whoever was around (or any other volunteers). One woman cried in my arms, saying, 'You're an angel." And yet my role was very limited in the aftermath of the storm --and my own life wasn't upended by the storm. But I personally couldn't not go there. I could do comfort, because I had done so much AIDS work. All I...