When Dee Boreing turned 62, her husband, Jack, asked her not to work on roofs anymore.
“But I love roofs,” she said with a grin.
She’s a good roofer. She’s also a good cook – both skills that came in handy in the months after Katrina and, even today, are in demand.
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The way Dee Boreing tells it, she and Jack came from Georgia to help after Katrina, and they never left. Ten years later, they are still volunteering.
They call themselves full-time missionaries to the Katrina area.
They bought a house. They belong.