|Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest in US history.|
Eighteen years later, in New Orleans and other southern communities, life had slowly been returning to normal as Ida crushed the region again.
Calhoun citizens rallied to help their southern neighbors, donating supplies and money to a small town that was receiving little help.
That town was Ellisville in Calhoun County, Mississippi.
The county's three commissioners, Larry McCallister, Rick Sampson and Bob Weaver, County Clerk Richard Kirby and volunteer Jim Yoak delivered the much needed supplies, at no cost to county taxpayers.
During the same time period, a flood struck the West Fork region of the county.
The community also rallied to help those affected by the flood, and the Calhoun Commission designated funds for removal of tons of debris, replaced the appliances in the Upper West Fork Community Building and provided other financial resources.
OPERATION NEIGHBOR REACHED THOSE WHO NEEDED HELP
"THINGS LOOK SO LONESOME DOWN THAT ROAD AHEAD" - Calhoun's "Operation Neighbor" Gave Helping Hand To Katrina Victims
"GENUINE SIGN OF GOOD HEARTEDNESS" - Calhouners Praised For Reaching Out
GENEROSITY OF CALHOUN FOLKS COMES THROUGH - Help Given Upper West Fork, Hurricane Katrina Victims