"Building on Faith," a CBS special about the ongoing role of religion in bringing post-Katrina Mississippi back to life, will air Sunday, June 17, on the CBS Television Network. Check your local listings.
This program reminds the audience that the Gulf Coast, especially Mississippi where the storm made a direct hit, has barely begun to recover. Poor homeowners have been particularly hard hit. Uninsured or underinsured, they have been unable to restore or rebuild their homes without a great deal of help from faith-based disaster recovery organizations and charity groups.
The broadcast concentrates on Roman Catholic, Presbyterian and United Methodist disaster relief organizations and covers rebuilding activity in Biloxi, Moss Point, Gulfport, Waveland and elsewhere in the coastal counties, where Katrina completely destroyed more than 65,000 homes and damaged 90,000 more.