On Sunday night at the Emmy’s George Clooney was presented with the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award! He gave the following speech that we at ASR thought was pretty remarkable. In a matter of 2 minutes – he reminded millions of viewers of ASR’s mission! Thanks, Mr. Clooney.
We have left these people behind. New Orleans is a very depressed city today and has a vacant feeling to it. I haven’t been here in years, but this town used to be flowing with life. The Lower Ninth Ward, once a fully populated neighborhood, is now a large field of weeds mixed with rubble from old foundations. There’s barely a building standing and only a few new homes started or completed. 90% of its population has stayed away. Frankly, we’ve given them little or no reason to come back.