Joshua Norman worked on site as a reporter after Hurricane Katrina hit, and he documented the heartbreaking stories of those affected by the storm. Something he didn’t expect was the impact of including as many names as possible in his stories—he started getting calls from people who found out their loved ones survived because he included them in his stories. And that ability to give something so valuable to so many people renewed his faith in the importance of his work.
Joshua Norman and Rachel Leifer
When the storm hit and I started getting calls from people in tears, that made me believe that there’s some good to be done here.
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