Five years later, the Gulf Coast is still rebuilding, and to do that, they need resources. This could come through receiving their fair share of more than $400 billion allocated annually in federal funds from the 2010 Census. However, with residents still displaced from their homes after Hurricane Katrina, getting an accurate count to ensure funding is a huge obstacle to conquer.
In an effort to combat this, Moving Forward Gulf Coast, Inc., in cooperation with its allies, is supporting Operation Recover and Restore to bring critical funds to the Gulf Coast area. The campaign encourages displaced residents to be counted at their pre-storm residence so that funds are allocated properly and can help in the rebuilding process.
As part of their effort, the group has produced a PSA featuring Darnell Dinkins of the NFL. To see this video, check out this link. More resources can be found here. Also, a news story about volunteers spreading the word about the census in the Gulf Coast area is