Our Recent Past.
Our Present Dilemma.
As a reader of this narrative, you are either familiar with Cameron Parish, Louisiana, and its hurricane adversities…or not. In either case, fresh perspective is necessary for focusing attention and taking action on reclaiming Cameron from the setbacks caused by hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike. We need your help to generate rebuilding in Cameron, to enable Cameron to sustain herself with the basic elements every strong community needs—industry, jobs, shops and restaurants, churches and schools. Of course, in the years since these last storms, Cameron has managed to restore some essentials. We are surviving, but not prospering, because outsiders still see us as an isolated frontier—a place to come to only if you fish or work offshore—a place from which to remove the products of your labor, but not a place to visit or live.
To be a community, towns must have a sense of community, those things that make them want to belong there. Cameron needs to rebuild its community, to make it better than it ever was. You can help us!