Joe retired from the New Orleans postal service and stayed in New Orleans. He decided to stay in his residence during Hurricane Katrina. Once he made his mind up he braced in the doorway to his attic till he was rescued. During the storm his home lost all but one of the walls in his home. The only wall standing was the front entry. It still has the marking with the Katrina code. He used all of his saving to make his home, home again. This lead to the community beginning to rebuild. Joe is very active in helping the community he loves rebuild. With everything he give to the community lets give back to him.
Image credited to MICHAEL WORTHINGTON, JR. PHOTOGRAPHER.