With the help of more than 41,000 volunteers, St. Bernard Project (SBP) has rebuilt more than 445 homes in the Greater New Orleans area since 2006. SBP’s mission is “to ensure that disaster-impacted communities recover in a prompt, efficient, and predictable way.” Volunteers need not have construction skills, but work includes demolition, cleaning, painting, sanding, etc. It will be hot. Bring lightweight clothes, a hat, sunscreen, close-toed shoes, and extra water. For more about St. Bernard Project: http://www.stbernardproject.org/about-us/
Number of Volunteers Needed:
Up to 25 per shift.
Meet in the lobby of the Hilton New Orleans Riverside no later than 7:15 am. Busing will be provided.
For more information or to volunteer:
Contact Colleen McFarland at ColleenM@MennoniteUSA.org
If you’re not able to participate in this activity but would like to make a donation: http://www.stbernardproject.org/
For more information on other opportunities to give back to the community, see http://www2.archivists.org/conference/2013/new-orleans/community-connections-service-opportunities-in-new-orleans.Give feedback on this session