ULM stays the course...

Biloxi, MS, Monday, November 7, 2005: Ten weeks after Hurricane Katrina, families are still living in moldy, filth-infested homes. According to FEMA representatives, it will take at least 3 more months to provide temporary living trailers. In the wake of this unprecidented disaster, ULM disaster relief (ULM) today announces its long term rebuilding program for Biloxi, Mississippi.

ULM has been in Mississippi since September 5, distributing more than 901 truckloads of goods valued at over $22,525,000. ULM volunteers have donated more than 130,000 hours removing debris from homes, beginning partial repairs on homes, cooking and feeding for the people and distributing goods.

Typcially, this late into a disaster, organizations would no longer be providing hot meals and distributing goods. With literally hundreds of people still living in an unsanitary environment without electricity, Biloxi Councilman Stallworth and Councilman Lawrence have asked ULM to continue providing these vital services.

ULM’s rebuild program will focus on the elderly, at risk, uninsured and severely underinsured. Already, insurance companies are denying coverege leaving people with limited resources to rebuild their homes.