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After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, join #GivingTuesday – a global day of giving – to give back to the causes that matter most to you and create change in your community.
We hope you’ll consider supporting us today to help us continue in our mission of promoting the preservation, restoration and revitalization of New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods.
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Your support makes a difference to the PRC and to communities across New Orleans.
Your contributions to the PRC support the work of all of our programs, including our Education and Outreach program. From homebuying and renovation classes to the “My City, My Home” in-school residency, the program educates New Orleanians of all ages about the importance of saving our city’s historic neighborhoods and architecture.
Our Operation Comeback program is finishing a multi-year project on Claiborne Avenue. The program saved the last remaining building of the former Straight University from demolition, stabilized and renovated the historic building, and launched the #StraightUpHistory campaign to document the history of the institution. The building is the last surviving structure associated with Straight University, one of the first Historically Black Colleges in Louisiana, which later merged with New Orleans University to form Dillard University. Operation Comeback has saved and renovated 120 historic buildings in 17 different neighborhoods. Our next project will be the renovation of an arts and crafts shotgun home in the Carrollton neighborhood.
Our Rebuilding Together New Orleans program has a big impact on New Orleanians – especially those who are elderly, disabled, veterans, or single parents – by making critical home repairs at no cost to homeowners. This year, RTNO’s annual October Build organized 700 volunteers to help improve the lives of 8 New Orleans homeowners. Ms. Magee – one of this year’s October Build homeowners – is a retiree, recent breast cancer survivor, and a longtime resident of Gentilly. Volunteers helped to spruce up her historic home with exterior repairs and a fresh coat of paint, and installed grab-bars, handrails and new stairs to allow her to live safely and independently in her home for many more years. With these repairs, Ms. Magee looks forward to being able to spend more time with her 4 grandchildren when they come to visit.
Our advocacy department is hard at work advocating for preservation at the local, state, and federal levels. We have recently been working to save the Historic Tax Credit, a federal program that has helped to transform thousands of buildings across the country. The credit has rehabilitated 650 buildings in New Orleans over the last 15 years, including the Catahoula Hotel. After a tax reform bill threatened to eliminate the credit, our Advocacy department worked tirelessly to connect Louisianans to leaders on Capitol Hill. As a result, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) championed an amendment to the bill that is the critical first step to saving the credit. At the local level, our advocacy department works to prevent inappropriate demolitions of historic properties across New Orleans and stays connected with local policymakers to advocate for pro-preservation zoning and policies.
You can also help by spreading the word! Stay connected with us on social media, and share this page or our posts with your followers. Do you plan on showing your support today? Use the #GivingTuesday hashtag and tag the PRC in your post to let us – and your followers – know why!