Published January 8, 2016
SUNY Geneseo and the college/community organization Livingston CARES is preparing for work trips to Biloxi/Gulfport, Miss., and Brooklyn, N.Y., areas during this January’s winter break to continue repairing damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. It will be the organization’s 35th work trip to the Gulf Coast since Katrina ravaged that area in 2005. The president of the Harrison County (Mississippi) Board of Supervisors will be presenting a resolution of thanks to Livingston CARES representatives Monday (Jan. 11) while the work crews are in the area. Some 971 volunteers have participated in the service trips over the years, doing such things as demolishing houses, installing plasterboard, painting and sprucing up grounds at an elementary school. College Communications staff members Kris Dreessen and Keith Walters ‘11 are with the work crew in Biloxi, Miss., this week and will be documenting the crew’s experiences. Check back on a daily basis for updated photos, video and reports.