Burlington, Vt., Mar 2, 2006 / 22:00 pm
Six months after Hurricane Katrina left Gulf Coast cities and communities devastated, Catholic Charities-USA is still committed to rebuilding and long-term planning in the region, but its efforts are being slowed by government-controlled factors.
The president of Catholic Charities-USA shared the organization’s projects and challenges in a recent interview with the Free Press Burlington.
Fr. Larry Snyder, 55, who heads the organization that has 1,400-member agencies across the country, said the worked has been slowed by decision-making about the extent to which the levees will be built, requirements about housing codes, and other decisions about the city's infrastructure.
"I'm not sure why the government is dragging its feet on this," Fr. Snyder said.