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34 Victims Start a New Life: Successful Donation Campaign for New Orleans

March 30, 2006

With highest appreciation Uta Pippig thanks all of you who supported her Charity project for the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. All of the donations received were allocated to support the project of a corporate client that aided 34 victims in starting a new life in South Florida.

The aid these victims received included funds for security deposits, rent, and furnishings for their new apartments. With the exception of a grandmother with two grandchildren all the victims who received funds are now either working or back in school.

It was the aim of our project to find these people a secure place to live and help them to find employment. So we have accomplished what we initially set out for. The families are still reverent and deeply thankful that so many strangers care so much for them. Because of continued generous donations, the project was also able to provide many presents and gift cards to the children and parents at Christmas. Tears of joy and thankfulness freely flowed.

Background of the Donation Campaign for New Orleans

Like us, you may have felt compelled to do what you can to help people rebuild their lives in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Rita’s devastation in late summer and fall 2005. We were shocked by the sweeping loss of life, homes, and livelihoods on the Gulf Coast. But we also marvelled at the strength of the survivors and the compassion shown by so many. We know that together we’re capable of so much!

We were working closely with one of our generous corporate clients to relocate former New Orleans residents to Florida and provided them with food, clothing, and housing, as well as assisted in their job searches. We were also donating all proceeds from Uta’s merchandise sold online for this period of time towards this effort. We still welcome your questions and comments. Feel free to write us at

In the name of all families, who received help, we thank you for your generous support.

Uta Pippig and Team