Hurricane Katrina five years later

“Coming Home” Documentary Begins Sunday

A documentary, "Coming Home: Hurricane Katrina 5 Years Later", tells the story of families still struggling to return home. The documentary, presented by the National Council of Churches and produced by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), will air on many NBC stations starting Aug. 29.

Advisory: Hurricane Katrina five years laterFive years ago, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. United Methodists have been involved in the recovery from the beginning. More than 200,000 volunteers organized through The United Methodist Church have flooded Louisiana and Mississippi and helped thousands put their lives back together.
A United Methodist News Service story coming Friday, Aug. 27, takes a look at some of the homeowners, volunteers and churches that have been part of the recovery since 2005. The story is part of a special series, “Hurricane Katrina: Five Years Later.” Other features in the series include commentaries, print and video stories, an interactive Google map and a photo slideshow of Katrina photos from 2005 to 2010. 
UMTV Clinic
It has been five years since Hurricane Katrina and many of those who stayed in New Orleans are facing a health care shortage. Doctors have relocated and some hospitals and clinics are closed. Reed Galin shows us how volunteers are bridging the gap in this UMTV video clip: