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UNO documentary: ‘RHINO: Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans

In 2005, following the destruction Hurricane Katrina caused in the greater New Orleans area, Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans (RHINO) — a volunteer-based ministry organization — emerged from St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church as a means of rebuilding the communities most severely devastated from the storm.

Over the course of the next nine years, RHINO expanded its reach, attracting volunteers from all over the world and reinforcing local communities through a range of volunteer-based projects — from rebuilding homes to teaching nutrition in public schools to working with people with developmental disabilities.

UNO film student Rebecca Pritchett talks to RHINO program director Emma Pegues in a short documentary about the evolution of RHINO since Katrina and about how the organization aims to enrich its volunteers as much as those helped by the voluntourism.



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