This blog has been up for awhile and I recommend you check it out: http://thanks-katrina.blogspot.com/ . We just came in and stayed for a week and then left. That blog is from someone who has been dealing with the situation for years.
At this point I want to say something about the people we met in the greater New Orleans area - particularly in the Slidell area. Everyone was so nice and thanked us for coming. I think they appreciated the fact that someone remembered and still cared. I can say with all honesty, and I am sure this applies to the other seven members of our group, that we received more than we gave.