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ORGANIZATION: lowernine.org

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 57 people are interested

Volunteering Description: lowernine.org is looking for volunteers workers to assist in the work of rebuilding the homes of families in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward who were affected by Hurricane Katrina, or are struggling today. We are in need of volunteers with the skills used in all phases of residential constructions, or who are willing to learn those skills. To date, lowernine.org has fully rebuilt ninety-one homes, and has completed smaller repair and renovation projects on over three hundred more, bringing more Lower Ninth Ward families back to safe, affordable housing than any other single organization. We also operate a food pantry on Saturdays from 10-2pm. We do offer limited volunteer housing at a fee, which is sometimes waived for long-term skilled volunteers.

About us: lowernine.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working in toward the long-term recovery of New Orleans' historic Lower Ninth Ward from Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches of 2005. Our main goal is to support residents in rebuilding storm-damaged properties, but we also support the community in other ways, including blight mapping, neighborhood cleanups, community gardens, and other neighborhood initiatives.

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6018 El Dorado Street, New Orleans, LA 70117, US

Mission Statement

lower nine. org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization involved in the long-term recovery of New Orleans’ historic Lower Ninth Ward from Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches of 2005.


lowernine.org is dedicated to training residents of, and volunteers in, the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, LA, in the skills necessary to bring this century-old historic neighborhood back to life after the devastation wrought by hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. These skills include basic carpentry, roofing, plumbing, electrical wiring, sheetrock finishing, tiling, etc., which are needed if houses are going to become habitable once again. Additionally, we participate in activities that benefit the neighborhood as a whole, such as lot clearing, an annual blight survey, and assessing city services. On top of that we enhance food security in the area through our food pantry.


Disaster Relief
Homeless & Housing
Community, Disaster Relief, Homeless & Housing


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6018 El Dorado StreetNew Orleans, LA 70117



  • Renovation
  • Construction
  • Carpentry
  • Home Repair
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • We work from 8-4 from Tuesdays through Saturdays

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