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October 5, 2005

By Michelle Rosenberg

The township recently showed that actions speak louder than words by adopting a Mississippi city that was lost during Hurricane Katrina.

The Township Committee voted 4-0 to officially “adopt” the city of Pass Christian at the Sept. 26 meeting. The idea to adopt a city was suggested by Committeewoman Serena DiMaso and Deputy Mayor Janet Berk at the previous meeting. Following the suggestion, Township Administrator Christopher Schultz contacted Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Simpson to find out what would go into adopting a city.

After a lot of research and unsuccessful attempts to contact people in the destroyed area, Simpson finally discovered the small city of Pass Christian. Simpson said that after looking through articles online from local newspapers, he located a person’s name and working cell phone number. The number he found was that of a committeeman from Pass Christian.

“I asked him what they needed and expected to hear money, money, money,” Simpson said.

However, money was not the answer he received. Instead, cleaning products such as mops, brooms and shovels were being requested.

“As soon as he said that, I knew this was the right guy,” Simpson said.

Simpson, along with Holmdel Detective Eric Hernando, who is also a rescue captain on the first aid and rescue squad, and Nick Rybakowski, who is a lieutenant on the first aid and rescue squad, began preparing immediately to travel down to Pass Christian and see firsthand what the city needed.

The township quickly established drop-off points where items, as well as cash, could be donated, Simpson said. It was on short notice but residents really came through, he said.

“We got a huge collection. I was so impressed,” he said.

“Holmdel is a very generous community that comes together to help others in need. As soon as the information went out regarding Holmdel’s intention to adopt the town of Pass Christian, the donations, both monetary and in the form of supplies, came pouring in,” Berk said.

The three men took all the cash donations and headed to a Lowe’s home improvement store to buy every mop, broom and shovel they could find. Simpson extended his gratitude toward Lowe’s for giving them good deals. He said they purchased about $4,000 worth of products for $2,500.

All the products were loaded into a RV, which, along with the gas, was paid for by the phone company Vonage. Simpson also extended gratitude to Vonage, and said that because of it, none of the donation money had to be used for the trip, and instead was fully donated to Pass Christian.

The three men left on Sept. 22, stopping overnight in Alabama, and arriving in Pass Christian the morning of Sept. 23. They arrived home on the 25th.

“It was really a worthwhile trip,” Simpson said. “We brought back four hours of video and 600 or 700 still photos, but if you add them all together, it still doesn’t equal the experience of being there.”

Prior to the hurricane, Pass Christian was a small city of approximately 8.3 square miles, with a population of 6,500-8,000 residents, Simpson said. The current population is about 500.

“[It’s] block after block, street after street of no people,” Simpson said.

The city lost its schools, police station, athletic fields, brand-new senior center, all of its stores and even the grave stones, he said.

“Everything is just gone. There’s just nothing,” Simpson said.

Simpson recalled seeing a house that floated away and landed right next to a gas pump. He said that houses were no longer standing where they were originally built. He said he saw a front porch with steps that led up to nothing because the house was gone.

About 85 percent of the homes were destroyed in the hurricane.

“Thousands of houses [were] just sitting haphazardly in the middle of nowhere,” he said. “I can’t find words to describe it; it’s just horrendous.”

He said that nothing can be restored because people can’t even tell where the streets are. Simpson said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) cannot even come in and set up temporary buildings for the city to use because the streets aren’t visible, and because of all the debris that needs to be cleared away.

“Where do you dump the contents of a whole town?” he asked.

Also, the town does not currently have working sewer, electric or water services, he said. Those things need to be restored before FEMA can place any temporary buildings in the city.

Also, the recent humidity has left the city with a mold problem.

“You can almost watch it grow,” Simpson said.

The city currently has no source of income, and there are no tax dollars being collected, Simpson said.

Beyond the visible troubles, there are so many important things that were lost that are not visible on the surface, he said. For example, the kids have no schools to attend, and even after there are schools, there is no certainty that the teachers will come back, he said. For high school seniors, they might not be able to play sports or participate in extracurricular activities in the most important year of their scholastic careers, he said.

Also, the small city had a large amount of historical importance prior to the hurricane. There were 137 homes of historical significance but only 13 remain.

“It’s not even a historical city anymore — that’s been taken away. Their history is gone,” he said.

The three men did everything they could to help clean up the city.

“I really commend them for following through on the adopt-a-city program,” DiMaso said. “We’re really lucky to have such dedicated volunteers in Holmdel.”

Donations are still being accepted. Checks can be made out to the Holmdel Hurricane Fund and may be dropped off at the police station, 4 Crawfords Corner Road. All cash donations are tax deductible.




 
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