Family Hurt By Katrina Makes Donation To SCV Disaster Coalition
Noel Dubose and his family were just one family of many that were tragically affected by Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005. The Dubose family was left with a destroyed home and no means of transportation.
Dubose, his wife, and his three sons quickly picked up and moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana where they stayed for one week.
“We realized after one week that we couldn’t go back home so we moved to Valencia.” said Dubose.
Dubose was still able to keep his job at Lockheed and his wife, Denise, was able to find a job at Castaic Lake who eventually came into contact with Dianne Green. Green, a charter member of the Santa Clarita Valley Disaster Coalition turned the family to the Coalition for help and guidance. The Coalition paid the rent for the family’s townhouse in Creekside and also paid their security deposit.
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Now, since the family has recovered from Katrina and is happily living in Louisiana, the Dubose family is deciding to give back. Dubose is donating $500 to the Santa Clarita Valley Disaster Coalition as thanks to giving the family a place to stay.
“The Coalition helped us when we didn’t have anything. Now we are in a position where we could help and this is what we want to do.” said Dubose.
The SCV Disaster Coalition is an all-volunteer alliance of local organizations, businesses, and individuals whose mission is to work together to provide supplemental humanitarian relief assistance during crisis situations in our community, state, and country.
For more information on the coalition, click here.