Sunday in Pictures: Galveston

Kate and Chronicle contributor Dacia join Mobile Loaves & Fishes on another relief trip to the Texas Coast. Here are pictures from day 2.

Made immortal by Jimmy Webb's classic love song (a hit for Glen Campbell), Galveston is not immortal. She is, however, resilient as all get out. She's survived worse than Ike, and stands as home to so many Texas firsts: first post office, first newspaper, first insurance company, first telephone, etc.

Hurricane Ike ripped through the island 2:10am CDT, Saturday morning, September 13 as a Category 2 with winds of 110 mph. Today, the city was reopened to residents. Many of these people are going back to unthinkable devastation. We got to Galveston this past Sunday, distributing barbecue to the residents on the island who had either ridden out the storm or were some of the first back on to assess and address damages.

Photos and captions illustrate our experience. Click the link above the picture for a full gallery. Over the next few days, we'll be posting video as well. We thank you for joining us.

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