Happy Thanksgiving! (And a belated Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Canadian friends!)
NOAHH is blessed with a bounty of things to be thankful for. We've been here for 30 years (and looking forward to 30 more), and because of our amazing partner families, dedicated volunteers, and generous donors, we've managed more than we ever dreamed of.
What we've--that is, you--accomplished is perhaps best summed up in two numbers: $307 million of economic impact and 500 homes built. We are proud that... Read More »
Surrounded by friends and family, NOAHH staff and representatives of NORA and the city council, Denise Brown still stood out as the most important person on the porch of her new home.
On November 15, NOAHH joined Brown and her family to dedicate her new home, the 500th dedication since our inception in 1983. Attending the event were Jasmine Haralson of NORA and Julius Feltus, Director of Constituent Services for City Councilperson Latoya Cantrell, in whose district Brown's house is located. Feltus... Read More »
For the second time this year, NOAHH hosted an art show featuring work by local students. Partnering with St. Martin’s Episcopal School and Louise S. McGehee School, NOAHH turned the front of our ReStore into a small art gallery for the night. Student artists and their parents attended along with members of the public, enjoying music from the Newman Jazz Band, food from Pigeon Catering, and, of course, the work of the students. Our thanks go to everyone who contributed to the event!
All... Read More »
Tag your photos and videos of NOAHH work sites all this month with #nolahabitat and automatically enter to win a prize! At the end of the month, NOAHH staff will select the best photo posted to Twitter, Vine, Instagram, or Facebook, and the selected winner will be contacted with information on their prize. It's as easy as that!
Find us at habitatnola on Facebook, @HabitatNOLA on Twitter, @noahh on Vine, and noahh_504 on Instagram!
And if you're in need of inspiration, here are a few of our... Read More »
The Nicks family has plans for their new home. Showing people around the newly finished home after the dedication ceremony, Mark Nicks identifies the kitchen as his favorite part, expounding on his plans to cook there extensively. For his girlfriend and himself, the house represents limitless possibilities.
On Wednesday, November 6, NOAHH dedicated the home in New Orleans East for the Nicks family, presenting them with traditional gifts and sharing their joy at this milestone.
Nicks lived... Read More »
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 »
Wayne Foster created his own backyard oasis. His materials?
He picked up trash.
"If I see something I can use, I'll pick it up," Foster said. "I'll paint it and set it back here."
He shuffled by a painted tree stump, plants, and knick-knacks, proudly giving a tour.
"This is my latest find," Foster said, pointing to a boy and girl figurine playing. It rested between another small statue and a palm tree.
"I sit out here everyday. I watch the sun go," Foster said while gesturing from... Read More »
The American Bankers Association (ABA) joined NOAHH on Saturday, October 19, for a slightly damp volunteer experience that helped progress a pair of homes in New Orleans East for a hard-working Habitat partner family. In honor of Ambassador-at-Large Thomas Laired, ABA made a generous donation to NOAHH in conjunction with their hard work.
ABA's commitment to Habitat began with NOAHH in 2001. There have been 13 ABA builds during their annual conventions around the country since then.
The homes... Read More »