The 25th annual Rebuilding Together New Orleans October Build got off to a great start the first weekend of October.

Over 300 volunteers donned work gloves and protective gear to help kick off this year’s October Build.

Sponsors Chevron, Shell, the Junior League of New Orleans, Folgers Coffee/J.M. Smucker, IBERIABANK, Gillis Ellis & Baker, Academy of Sacred Heart, 3rd District Kiwanis, LSU Health OT Department, W.S. Nelson, Mathes Brierre, Clark/McCarthy, Whitney Bank, Harrah’s Casino, VFW Post 8973, and Wells Fargo all put together teams of volunteers for the event.

During the first two weekends of October, four new wheelchair ramps and 12 sets of new steps with handrails will be installed, a dozen houses will receive a new coat of exterior paint, and two roofs will be repaired, among other much needed repair work.

And none of it would be possible without the help of our amazing volunteers!

Scroll through the gallery below to see October Build volunteers in action.

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Click here to view the gallery on Flickr.