Skilled Volunteer Workers
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Volunteering Description: lowernine.org is looking for additional skilled volunteer workers to assist in the work of rebuilding the houses of the people of the Ninth Ward. We are in need of volunteers with the skills used in all phases of rebuilding homes. To date, lowernine.org has fully rebuilt eighty-two homes, and has completed smaller repair and renovation projects on hundreds more, bringing home more Lower Ninth Ward families than any other single organization. We provide room and board for those qualified skilled workers who fill an important need in this community.
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 their storm damaged properties, but we also assist the community in other ways, helping with blight mapping, community gardens, and any other neighborhood recovery initiatives.
6018 El Dorado Street, New Orleans, LA 70117, US
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.