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Our H.O.M.E. Helps Veterans (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-08-04

Duration: 00:05:44

Subjects: Floods, 2016 | Military | Veterans


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Johnson, John Interviewee
  • Yarbrough, Andrew Interviewee
  • Jackson, Hakeem Interviewee
  • Simons, Chris Interviewee


This segment from the August 4, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Kevin Gautreaux’s report on the work of Our H.O.M.E., a veterans service organization headquartered in northeast Louisiana. Gautreaux meets with a group of volunteers from Our H.O.M.E. as they build a wheelchair ramp and deck for a Vietnam veteran who lost his home during the August 2016 floods in Denham Springs. He interviews: John Johnson, Vietnam veteran and homeowner; Andrew Yarbrough, Our H.O.M.E. founder; Hakeem Jackson, veteran and volunteer; and Chris Simons, veteran and volunteer. This segment is a part of the Veterans Coming Home Initiative. Host: Andre Moreau