Now don’t argue with me onthis one. This is just so cool. HBO’s “Inside the NFL” followed Door County Gulf Coast Relief Fund volunteers who traveled during the Packers bye week to Kiln, MS the hometown of Brett Favre. It wasn’t a one time trip and it wasn’t just to see Brett’s hometown…
the volunteers, who have ranged in age from 18 to 70, don’t just roll
off their couches, switch off their remotes and decide to spend the
Packers bye week rebuilding homes in Mississippi.
The latest convoy of about 30 volunteers who headed south last Saturday marked the 20th rebuilding trip in the 26 months since Hurricane Katrina smashed into the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005.
Sept. 19, 2005, D’Amico and the Mickelsons were indeed doing something
as they drove 21 hours to Mississippi with a crew of volunteers on
their first rebuilding trip.
that first trip, the Door County Gulf Coast Relief Fund has put 44
people back into their hurricane-ravaged homes with the help of more
than 275 volunteers.
And they are going back. And I have to share this. On my first trip to NOLA I also went to MS. On the way I saw the sign for Kiln and asked R. my gracious guide…”Just how far is it to Kiln?” For a minute I sat silent with a burning desire to ask…”Can we go?” Oh yeah–I admit I wanted to go to Kiln but knew that was not what the trip was about so I didn’t ask. I was a bit annoyed with myself and thought…Grow the Hell Up. Then I lightened up on myself admitting that there is justsomething about Kiln and Favre that gets to us Packer fans.
And if this segment from Inside the NFL doesn’t get to you just a bit, well…