Monday, August 23, 2010

'Coming home' five years after Katrina

NCC presents an NBC special on August 29
'Coming home' five years after Katrina struck

Five years after Hurricane Katrina, many families are still struggling to return home. "Coming Home: Hurricane Katrina 5 Years Later," is their story. []

"You have to remember one thing when you drive through my city," says Wanda, "behind every broken window...behind every boarded up empty house...There is a family trying to come home.

Wanda was one of the thousands of families left homeless or displaced following Hurricane Katrina. Five years later, some of these families are still trying to return home. The most destructive hurricane in U.S. history inspired a movement that brought thousands of volunteers from all over the world taking leave from their jobs, their families to work alongside families and communities desperately trying to return home.

The documentary -- alternately heart wrenching and deeply inspiring -- is presented by the National Council of Churches and produced by the Presbyterian Church (USA), on many NBC stations beginning August 29.

(If your local station isn't carrying this important show, call the station management and tell them how much you'd like to see it.)

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