to paraphrase those early bill gaither lyrics, the gaithers have been "touched." >> ♪ he touched me. oh, he touched me, and all the ♪joy that floods my soul. >> reporter: for "religion & ethics newsweekly," i'm phil jones in alexandria, indiana >> ♪ he touched me, and made me whole. ♪ >> abernethy: four years ago this weekend hurricane katrina hit the gulf coast. in this neighborhood in new orleans, broadmoor, the houses were in eight feet of water. since then, thousands of young volunteers from all over the country, from many faith raditions, have gone to new orleans to help with the clean- up and rebuilding. many chose to move there. we talked with residents at the jewish social service organization, moishe house. >> moishe house is a national organization. it says that the mission of the houses that they have throughout the world is "tikkun olam," which is "repairing the world." >> that ties right in to the mission here in new orleans, taking a city that has been faced with so many challenges and trying to, on every level of infrastructure and community development, to provi
. >> reporter: queen gaither points out one of the bullet holes. late last night gaither's town home was hit by a hail of gunfire. some of the nine bullets pierced the wall and entered the house. gaither's 14-year-old daughter, who was upstairs, was hit twice in the back. because she is a minor we are disguising her face. >> heard the pop come through the window, in the room. it struck me in the back. >> did you know you had been shot? how many bullets came into your house? >> nine. nin. two struck her. two was in the pillow. if she was laying on her bed on her pillow she would have gotten hit twice. >> reporter: this isn't the first time the home has been hit by bullets. the hole in this picture is from another incident that happened four months ago. no one was hurt that time. she says young people gather on her corner and in the park across the street when guns are drawn, her house is in the cross fire. >> i think they were shooting at the boys outside. they just -- by them being around here at the play ground, it is still going to come our way.
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