TalentedFamily   Basic Profile

Relief Agency:  PWOC

Family Sponsor: Community Church of God in Newark with The McCall and Brown Families of Hillside, NJ as the primary contact.

Registry Values:

Bed Bath & Beyond: $1030.80 Done!

Sears Value: $1058.56

Relief agency notes:  This family has now shopped to populate their gift registry.  The family consists of a mother father and four boys.  All children are attending school.  The family lives in an apartment in Newark, NJ.  Once the family has registered for items they need, they will be posted here.  If you would like to purchase this participants whole registry, please contact the relief agency who posted this profile at 973-351-3770.

Family Name

Role Family Totals Status




4 boys








Where did you live?

Where do you live now?

State: LA County: Jefferson State: NJ County: Essex

How long will you live at your new address?  Please explain.

I will live in New Jersey until my house in New Orleans is fixed.

Other Questions

1.  Describe the events that made you leave your previous home?  What happened to your home?  What happened to your neighborhood?

I left my home due to Hurricane Katrina. My home suffered severe wind, rain and hurricane damage.

2.  When you left your home, where did you go?  How did you travel?

When I left New Orleans on 8/28/05, I drove to Houston. I stayed in Houston for 7 days and then drove to New Jersey.  I traveled in my Ford Explorer.

3.  What agencies have helped you?  (Red Cross, FEMA, Salvation Army)  How has that experience been?

The agencies that have helped me has been.  PWOC, FEMA, Red Cross, Newark Emergency Services, Mothers on Duty, New Hope Baptist, Church.  The experience was very professional on every occasion.

4.  How did you arrive at your current home?  Who helped you find your home?

PWOC helped me find my current home.

5.  Did you stay at a shelter or transitional center before you moved into your current home?  If yes, what was that like?

I never lived at a shelter, I stayed at the Robert Treat Hotel.

6.  What has been easy in the transition?  What good experiences have you had?

The best experiences that I have had has been people coming together to help out.

7.  What has been difficult in the transition?

Everything has been difficult in this transaction; there isn't just one thing.  I am going through a huge cultural shock; everything is different, i.e, food, people, housing etc. 

Other Optional Questions

8.  Do you need anything else that someone may be able to help you with?

Airline tickets to go back to New Orleans to check on our home.

9.  Is there anything else you would like to say?

Thank you to everyone who has helped us in any way.

10.  Contact: If possible, do you want people to contact you directly?