The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
We are a grassroots, volunteer-based nonprofit organization working to help restore the homes and hearts of communities affected by natural disasters. Our roots are in New Orleans, in the heart of Central City. The mission of the United Saints Recovery Project is to assist communities that have suffered damage from natural disasters, helping residents return home, improve their quality of life and strengthen their communities. We do this with the help of local, national, and international volunteers, assisting homeowners in rehabilitating and rebuilding their homes, and engaging those homeowners in our effort to promote volunteerism within the community. Rebuilding projects may include: gutting, roofing, gutter repair, siding, drywall installation, mudding, sanding, priming, painting, flooring, fencing, yard work, and landscaping.