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Young America Featured on Oprah
By Home Furnishings Business in on February 2006
Youth producer Young America will be featured on today's The Oprah Winfrey show as part of a special program highlighting the talk show host's work with Habitat for Humanity in rebuilding homes for young survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
Young America partnered with Oprah's Angel Network and Habitat for Humanity to rebuild homes.
"Many of these children have no tangible evidence of their lives before Katrina," says Glenn Prillaman, Young America senior vice president of marketing and sales. "They lost not only their homes and basic family necessities, but also their toys, their belongings and their beds – things that were uniquely theirs. We're happy to help give these young survivors a space to call their own, as well as hope for a brighter future."
Shortly after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, Winfrey pledged $10 million of her own money and launched Oprah's Angel Network Katrina Homes Registry so viewers could help build homes for the hurricane survivors.
Partnering with Habitat for Humanity, Oprah's Angel Network not only built the homes, but furnished them, too.