After witnessing the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Oprah pledged $10 million of her own money toward building homes—and rebuilding lives. Viewers also opened their hearts, donating more than $10.5 million to Oprah's Angel Network Katrina projects. In November, 2005, 50 families were surprised with new homes on Angel Lane in Houston!
NBA star Kevin Garnett saw Oprah's announcement and was inspired to help—in a big way. He pledged to sponsor the building of one Katrina home from the Oprah's Katrina Homes Registry every month for the next two years—that's $1.2 million for a new Angel Network neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi!