Hurricane Katrina

Giving Trends After Katrina
12:00 pm
Wed November 16, 2005

Giving Trends After Katrina

(11/16/05) The holiday season is typically a time when charities can expect to receive financial gifts. But this year, in the wake of multiple natural disasters, Charlotte-area non-profits are wondering if they'll meet their goals. Organizations fear they could lose out on donations if people are tapped out from giving to other causes. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin reports.

Katrina Takes Priority Above Local Needy
12:00 pm
Fri November 11, 2005

Katrina Takes Priority Above Local Needy

(11/11/05) Charlotte's social service agencies did some fast work in the two months after Hurricane Katrina's victims got to the city. But the work came with a price: splitting priorities between evacuees and locals. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

Katrina's Continuing Impact
1:00 pm
Fri October 28, 2005

Katrina's Continuing Impact

(10/28/05) The impact of Hurricane Katrina and other recent natural disasters continues to be felt in Charlotte. WFAE's Mark Rumsey spoke with United Way of Central Carolinas' President Gloria Pace King for an update.

Dealing with the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
1:00 pm
Thu October 27, 2005

Dealing with the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

(10/27/05) Pam Daigle with the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the Red Cross has spent the last three weeks helping folks in New Orleans get back on their feet. She spoke with WFAE's Jaime Bedrin about her experiences on the Gulf Coast. Daigle described some of the biggest obstacles facing the Red Cross and Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans.

Ethanol Comes to Charlotte
1:00 pm
Mon September 19, 2005

Ethanol Comes To Charlotte

(9/19/05) Gas prices continue to hover near $3-a-gallon. Hurricane Katrina highlighted potential supply problems. Our dependence on foreign oil continues to grow. With all the negatives involving gas right now, WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau examines a new alternative fuel that's made its way to Charlotte.

Touchdown for Katrina Evacuees
1:00 pm
Wed September 14, 2005

Touchdown For Katrina Evacuees

(9/14/05) Several hundred Hurricane Katrina evacuees and Saints fans Sunday finally had something to cheer about. That's because they received free tickets and transportation to the Panthers-Saints game at Bank of America Stadium. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin tagged along for the bus ride. She brings us this report.

Area Colleges Reach out to Displaced Students
1:00 pm
Fri September 9, 2005

Area Colleges Reach Out To Displaced Students

(9/9/05) Among the thousands of people who have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina are Gulf Coast college students. Across the country colleges are reaching out to students, offering them a place to continue their studies. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin spoke with Davidson College's acting Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Chris Gruber. She asked him how Davidson is responding to these students' needs.