Coming Home: Hurricane Katrina Five Years Later

Aired 2011-12. Presented by the National Council of Churches USA; Produced by the Presbyterian ChurchUSA "You have to remember one thing when you drive through my city: 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 were 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, "Coming Home: Hurricane Katrina 5 Years Later," gave insight into the relationships between volunteers and hurricane survivors and included stories of how they have touched each other’s lives.