In late summer 2005, the people of New Orleans and the U.S. gulf coast experienced Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the massive flooding that followed. Some of the survivors were evacuated to other parts of the country and are yet to return to the area. Many have been struggling to repair and rebuild their homes and communities, sometimes with the assistance of volunteers. Here are a few glimpses of those efforts.
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Since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, in a landmark partnership between Church World Service and Habitat for Humanity International, CWS has helped more than 640 families repair and move back into their homes.
Find out how your congregation can help New Orleans families rebuild.
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