March 12, 2014
Beth Saylor left Churchville three days after Katrina hit. She was already trained as a Red Cross Volunteer. Three months later, she returned to the same areas. Places she says aren't getting much media attention and the residents there are noticing. "We had a lot of people down in Long Beach, Pass Christian area say do people up there realize that we got hit just like New Orleans did," says Red Cross Volunteer Beth Saylor. While she was there a man came out of his house towards her with his arms wide open. "He came and put his head on my shoulder and started weeping and said, 'What am I going to do, my wife is going to have a baby in a couple of days, I have a two year old, I have no house, no car, no job, no money,'" says Saylor. Beth says these people are in need of comfort. "Help will come, you will rebuild, that's pretty much what we said although I frankly don't know how some of these people ever will rebuild," says Saylor. Beth feels everyone should lend a hand, she says being a volunteer changes your life. "We will always remember the people that we saw that loss so much and still were continuing on," says Saylor. Beth says she's very concerned about how the holidays will be for those who were left with nothing.