Former Columbus mayor recounts Hurricane Katrina

Former Columbus mayor recounts Hurricane Katrina

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Former Columbus Mayor Bob Poydasheff talked about his memories of Hurricane Katrina and how the Fountain City was able to help victims.

Poydasheff wrote an article for the Times Picayune in New Orleans that explains how he is humbled by the people he saw willing to lend a helping hand.

"The Mayor, the council, the public safety people, the Red Cross, the Pastoral Institute, the ministers in Columbus, the Rabbis in Temple Israel, and in the Synagogue, and all of the wonderful human beings who just volunteered to come and do the right thing for  people that they didn't even know."

Poydasheff says the city of Columbus was able to help at least 3,400 people affected by Hurricane Katrina.

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