DiRT saw its founding in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and focused efforts on the recovery effort in that area for roughly three years. Read on to find out how we impacted the people of southern Mississippi.
Hurricane Katrina took a direct hit on the area
around Bay St. Louis, Mississippi in August of 2005. Families struggled to get into permanent housing.
Many of them didnít
receive access to government funding until late in 2008, and were
finally able to move forward. Unfortunately, the volunteer
base was much smaller by then, as so many outside the area mistakenly assumed that
everything certainly should have returned to "normal" by then. Quite
simply, it hadn't. DiRT was able to step in and help fill the gap.