For the first time, 12 families get to see their brand new, fully furnished and decorated Oprah's Katrina Homes! The Oprah Winfrey Show is in Houston for the special celebration! It's a chilly, rainy day, but nothing can dampen the high spirits on Angel Lane.
It was only six months ago, after witnessing the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, that Oprah pledged $10 million of her own money toward building homes—and rebuilding lives. Oprah.com launched Oprah's Katrina Homes registry so that viewers could shop online to help furnish the houses. In a matter of weeks, Oprah's Angel Network received millions of dollars in donations! And to this day, donations keep pouring in for Katrina families who have lost everything.
Moving into action, Oprah's Angel Network teamed up with Habitat for Humanity® to build and furnish homes for 65 families relocated to Houston. Just a couple of months after announcing her pledge, Oprah delivered the good news to the first 50 families. It was a moment of pure joy for Oprah when she traveled with the families to the site of their new neighborhood on Angel Lane.