Katrina’s Children

Today’s blog post was written by Steve Reiher, VP of Marketing & Development for Operation Kids.

Have you ever wondered what experiencing Hurricane Katrina was like from a child’s perspective? Or how they are dealing with the experience more than two years after it happened?

It’s a story that needed to be told. That’s why we helped fund Katrina’s Children, a new documentary that explores the Katrina experience from the perspectives of 19 New Orleans children who lived through it.

The film was recently featured at the Miami International Film Festival and will soon be distributed across the country. Proceeds will fund a variety of children’s programs in New Orleans.

Katrina’s Children also recently premiered in New Orleans. Many children featured in the movie attended to see the film for the first time. It was a sobering experience.

The children of New Orleans experienced a wide range of emotions and faced different circumstances because of the storm. It was a life-changing event for all of them. We can learn a lot from the children of Katrina to prepare for (and recover from) future disasters. We can also draw inspiration from their strength in the face of such terrible adversity.

I encourage everyone to visit the Katrina’s Children website here . Or click here to watch a 3-minute trailer of this remarkable film.

Thanks again to everyone supporting Operation Kids’ efforts to help the children of New Orleans!


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