The force of Hurricane Katrina caused the levees designed to protect New Orleans to fail. No neighborhood was more severely impacted than New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. Shortly after the storm, the actor Brad Pitt went to the Lower Ninth Ward and created MakeItRight.org. The organization has built more than 100 energy-efficient homes in the community. They’ve added a distinctive, modern hub of life in the Lower Ninth Ward. And they’re a success story after one of the worst catastrophes in American history. For more about our Katrina project, see TakePart.com/Katrina.