Reflection: East Lake’s Reaction to Katrina

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, roughly 100,000 residents of New Orleans who were displaced by the storm and flooding came to Atlanta. Like many other communities, East Lake welcomed families who had arrived with almost nothing and helped them find stability in their lives. Carol Naughton, who was the Executive Director of the East Lake Foundation at the time, reflects on this experience and how the community came together to help.