700 Volunteers from 28 Organizations to Join up for RT’s October Build

WHO: Rebuilding Together New Orleans and New Orleans corporate citizens

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, October 3rd and 4th and Friday and Saturday, October 10th and 11th

WHAT: Rebuilding Together New Orleans has restored the homes of 115 low-income homeowners since Katrina, thanks to the support of dozens of business partners from around the country. More than 4,700 volunteers have contributed over $2.5 million worth of labor to help rebuild New Orleans. Now, we’re gearing up for another great Community Build Initiative in October, during which we plan to put hundreds of volunteers from dozens of local organizations to work revitalizing 5 New Orleans neighborhoods.

“For the past twenty years, our local corporate partners have been the key to revitalizing the housing stock in the city’s historic neighborhoods through the Rebuilding Together program (formerly ‘Christmas in October’),” says Kristin Gisleson-Palmer, Director of Rebuilding Together. “We’ve been able to continue our work thanks to the generous sponsorship of companies across the US, as well as committed volunteers who have come from near and far to help our beloved city.”

At last year’s Community Build Initiative (the first since Katrina), over 500 volunteers signed up. This year, almost 700 volunteers from 28 organizations have pledged their time.

For those who missed out on this year’s event but want to help renovate homes in low income communities, Rebuilding Together will be organizing a build for at least one weekend per month beginning in November. Opportunities exist for skilled and unskilled labor over the age of eighteen.

About Rebuilding Together New Orleans

Rebuilding Together New Orleans is a local affiliate of Rebuilding Together which has restored and revitalized more than 100,000 homes over the past 20 years. Utilizing volunteer labor, Rebuilding Together allows low-income families in communities across the country to live in comfort, safety, and dignity.

Contacts:
RTNO, Camille Lopez, 504 388-0214
L2 MEDIA, Lynn Long, 504 669-0576

Maps

Rebuilding Together has produced maps of all the properties involved in this year’s October Build. Please click the links below.

For Friday, October 3rd, click here.

For Saturday, October 4th, click here.

For Friday, October 10th, click here.

For Saturday, October 11th, click here.