Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes to ever hit the USA. An estimated 1,833 people died in the hurricane and the flooding that followed in late August 2005 and millions were left homeless along the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans. St. Bernard Parish remains one of the most devastated communities in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Located to the southeast of New Orleans, St. Bernard suffered significant structural damage to 100% of its residential and commercial units, rendering them completely uninhabitable.
One Brick will be working with the incredible nonprofit organization which started in St. Bernard Parish: SBP
What will we be doing?We won't know specifically what we will be working on until we arrive. However, no building experience is necessary, as there will be on-site training and supervisors there to help guide us. On your first day, you will receive your assigned task on the project home, and be trained for that task. We ask that you please continue working at the same home until that stage of the project is completed. This ensures forward progress on the home without re-training volunteers daily. Typical tasks include: hanging drywall, installing flooring, tiling, painting, installing doorframes/windowsills and mold remediation. Volunteering is from Mon-Fri roughly 8:30a.m. to 4:30pm.
What does the $235 fee include?The $235 fee includes your lodging Sat May 6th evening -Sun May 14th morning. It also includes breakfast and lunch supplies, plus two family-style house dinners. This fantastic price is based on special pricing for lodging in return for Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30pm volunteering in the New Orleans area.
Volunteers are responsible for their own airfare and transportation for the week (car-share options available), additional meals and any sightseeing or other activities throughout the trip.
How many volunteers can join us? Space is limited to a total of 20 people. Please book early if you want to come. To book your spot click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/help-rebuild-new-orleans-week-long-trip-may17-tickets-29721090582
Is this trip for me? One Brick community building trips to NOLA are TONS of fun each year with volunteers from all over the US and sometimes beyond! Please however consider the following before signing up:
- Depending on the volunteer work you may need to stand or kneel for long periods of the day.
- Housing is in dormitory style rooms
- Bathrooms are shared - there will be a mix of male and female volunteers
- Volunteers are expected to help keep the volunteer house clean
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Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 21
- Volunteering commitment Mon-Fri
- Must arrive by Sun 6pm