Should houses of worship damaged by wind and water receive federal money to rebuild? Rabbi Majorie Slome calls her temple in Queens “a community institution” as well as a house of worship, and she doesn’t think insurance money will be enough to cover the costs of repairing it. More
“We’re looking at long-term changes to make something sustainable here,” says World Vision’s Mary Kate MacIssac. Watch more interviews about the recovery effort and more video of three different church services on a recent Sunday morning in Port-au-Prince. More
In D'Iberville, Mississippi, near Biloxi, almost three years after Hurricane Katrina, volunteers from around the country celebrated the rebuilding of nearly a thousand homes.
Two-and-a-half years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed 475 homes and damaged many more in D’Iberville, Mississippi on Biloxi Bay, people are rebuilding. Governments didn’t seem to be helping much, so two local college professors stepped up as organizers. Since then, in all, from all over the country, 6,500 volunteer builders have come in to help, and more than 750 families have a place to live again. More