Once she arrived in Gulfport, Mississippi, Faith visited a shelter where 125 adults and 25 children were living. "I wanted them to know that we as a country have not forgotten them," says Faith. "Being raised in Mississippi, I've always known that this state has a really strong commitment to community and to helping thy neighbor. I saw it all of my life growing up, and in a crisis like this when you really, really have to count on your neighbor. You have nothing else to count on."
Faith and the Hurricane Katrina evacuees shared a special moment when they sang "Amazing Grace" together. "It was a really great moment," says Faith. "I think for that little moment in time we all kind of forgot where we were and we just sang together and praised together."