After Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing floods in 2005, the New Orleans area was rebuilt one house, business, and church at a time. The Advocate will look back on those herculean efforts with before-and-after photos and interviews with the real heroes of the recovery: the folks who came back to rebuild.

Did you renovate your home, business or other building after the storm? Send before-and-after photos to, and include your name, address and contact information. We’ll publish examples of our city’s resilience in the EatPlayLive section as the anniversary nears.