Aug. 31, 2005
Fr. Kevin Wildes, SJ, former professor and associate dean at Georgetown, friend of Hoya lacrosse and now president of Loyola University in New Orleans, has been riding out Hurricane Katrina and aftermath on the Loyola campus and is, for now, safe, secure and dry.
Kevin spoke with GU lacrosse coach Dave Urick on the evening of August 30 and said he appreciated all the messages, thoughts and prayers but due to the volume, and the urgency of the moment, he would not be able to respond at this time.
The Loyola students were evacuated prior to the storm. Kevin and his facilities director stayed on campus to weather the hurricane. Fortunately, as of last evening, the campus had not been submerged. The danger is not yet over. Prayers do help!
Kevin has somehow managed to stay near functioning electrical resources so he still has access to communications, basic living necessities, and even A/C. He sends his best to all in the Georgetown family.
While we helplessly listen to the reports of this cataclysmic disaster in New Orleans, we can be comforted by knowing that one of the best men we know is working day and night to help the bayou region survive.