VIDEO: Save Mid-City “We’re sending out an SOS… We need help and we need it now.”

Posted on: December 18th, 2008 by Sarah Heffern 1 Comment

Kevin Krause came to New Orleans as an Americorps volunteer after Hurricane Katrina. He spent a year helping people restore their homes and eventually, he and his wife bought one for themselves. When it comes to the idea of losing his home to the new VA/LSU hospital complex he says, "It's depressing. It's... criminal." Kevin finds particularly unfortunate the government's belief that Mid-City is anything other than blighted buildings -- "they refuse to see the people who live in this neighborhood."

Kevin's video ends with a plea: "We’re sending out an SOS to anyone who can hear us. We need help and we need it now."

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Sarah Heffern

Sarah Heffern

Sarah Heffern is the social media strategist for the National Trust’s Public Affairs team. While she embraces all things online and pixel-centric, she’s also a hard-core building hugger, having fallen for preservation in a fifth grade “Built Environment” class. Follow her on Twitter at @smheffern.

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One Response

  1. Tod

    December 19, 2008

    I recently sent a protest of the VA’s plan through the NTHP web site. I received a reply from the VA saying that there was a programmatic agreement which had been agreed to by all parties except the NTHP. I asked that they send me a copy of the agreement, but I have received nothing.