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Erika and Chris Vernon, of Lake Forest, met while volunteering in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. The two connected while helping other, married and moved to Lake Forest.
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2:21 pm PST February 7, 2018
It was January 2006 in Colorado Springs. The giant coach bus sputtered in the predawn light as it pulled out of the Colorado College campus packed with bags, gear and 28 students headed on the nearly 20-hour long haul to Biloxi, Miss. Hurricane Katrina had descended on the Gulf Coast the previous August.