Hurricane Katrina Solidarity Project – New Orleans, USA

I was a Team Leader of a Cal Corps service project in NOLA working with local Non-profits and NGOs on Katrina Relief/Community development projects. In the Lower Ninth Ward we cleared massive weeds because the government would seize the properties if the lots were unkempt, despite the owner’s displacement across the USA. We also manually dug holes for footings for a new house, poured concrete for foundations, and met with a variety of groups to truly understand the situation at hand in New Orleans.  Groups worked with: Common Ground, NENA, Green light, Just the Right Attitude, Foster Care Home, Helping Hands, and Gulf Coast Design Studio in Mississippi.