Robin Roberts and Good Morning America welcome Pass Christian family to new Katrina Cottage

Robin Roberts was live in her hometown of Pass Christian, MS for the second day in a row today, commemorating the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's destructive collision with the Gulf Coast by visiting a city that was nearly leveled by the historic storm. As part of her visit, Roberts welcomed Pass residents Chris & Tina Swanier and their children, Chris Jr., Alicia and Aaron to their new home. Behind Roberts and the Swaniers is Rex Perry of Cottage Living and Gayla Schmitt of Mercy Housing.

The home was designed by Marianne Cusato Cottages, sponsored by Cottage Living Magazine and Mercy Housing with materials donated by Lowe's Home Improvement. The concept of Katrina Cottages emerged from the CNU-led Mississippi Renewal Forum, after charrette-leader Andres Duany asked a team of architects and designers including Cusato to come up with designs for high-quality, small homes to meet the urgent need for affordable shelter in areas hit by hurricanes. Many of the cottages are designed to grow as owners find the means to make additions.

Read about Robin Roberts in Pass Christian.

Photo courtesy of Jim Schmitt, Pass Christian.


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