Mission: A continuing volunteer effort to improve the quality of life of low income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, disabled, or single head of households with minor children, through home repair and revitalization of New Orleans’ neighborhoods.
Results: 240 projects completed since Hurricane Katrina. Over 1,200 projects completed since 1988. Since the storm, over 14,000 volunteers from all over the country have provided over 250,000 labor hours for a market value of labor worth over $4.5M.
Target demographics: As a program of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, Rebuilding Together New Orleans does quality of life repairs for homeowners in New Orleans that are: low income, elderly, disabled or single heads of households with minor children.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 475 people helped since Hurricane Katrina.
Geographic areas served: New Orleans, LA - in 7 target neighborhoods: Broadmoor, Esplanade Ridge/Treme, Gentilly, Hollygrove, Holy Cross, Mid-City and St. Roch
We just spent 4 days in New Orleans with Gonzaga University Alum group working on three different houses - two were paint jobs, but the third involved doing siding and building a fence. Getting to meet the homeowners and see their positive reactions to the changes that we were helping to make made the entire effort extra special.