It boggles the mind that a year after Hurricane Katrina walloped New Orleans, nearly half the citys residents have not returned home. Nearly 250,000 Katrina evacuees remain in Houston and Atlanta alone. Tonight, on the killer storms first anniversary, Share Our Strengths Restaurants for Relief 2 seeks to assist Katrina victims during a national dine-out program in which participating restaurants will donate part of the evenings proceeds to ongoing recovery efforts.
With hundreds of thousands of people still displaced from their home and so much still to be done, Share Our Strength is committed to being engaged in the Gulf for as long as it takes, vows Bill Shore, the organizations founder. Last year SOSs first dine-out Katrina relief campaign helped raise more than $1.2 million to support schools, community kitchens, feeding programs, farmers markets, and efforts to aid restaurant and hospitality workers. You can support the cause by visiting www.strength.org and dining at participating restaurants. We know how hard it is here to recover from a devastating storm, explains Miamis Allen Susser, whose restaurant, Chef Allen, is participating in the event. Chefs from across the country will be joined by thousands of Americans this night to help the people of New Orleans.
Tue., Aug. 29