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For the second Saturday in a row, NOAHH homeowners and AmeriCorps members gathered at NOAHH's model home in the Upper Ninth Ward to learn about healthy cooking from Second Harvest Food Bank. Though many of he homeowners signed up as part of their Habitat sweat equity, they were reaping the benefits of the program with enthusiasm.
Describing why she took the class, partner family member Kewanda Carr said, "We get to cook something new. We get groceries at the end of the class. And we get hours... Read More »
On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, sign up for Alternative Spring Break 2014 volunteering will begin on New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH)’s website. Students from all over the United States and Canada—and more—will register with their colleges and high schools to help NOAHH build homes, engage the community in neighborhood cleanup and other activities. Over the past eight years, NOAHH has hosted over 15,000 student volunteers during alternative spring break trips for over... Read More »
He farms. He builds. He serves.
Keith Dix traveled from his home in Virginia to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to volunteer with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, and year after year he kept on coming back. After calculating the number of volunteer hours, Dix estimated he has served approximately a year and a half with NOAHH.
"New Orleans has been a favorite city of mine for most of my adult life," Dix said. "...[W]hen the 'Federal flood' from Katrina hit the city, I knew I wanted... Read More »
As NOAHH celebrates its 30 years of building homes, we also pause to consider the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the resultant flooding (for an overview of the past eight years, see the Times-Picayune's coverage). While NOAHH’s commitment to the city began in 1983, the storms and floods of 2005 brought a rise in support, awareness, and need that galvanized the affiliate.
The primary focus of the affiliate’s growth is often in terms of homes built. Simply put, it’s... Read More »