There is a fondness in Andy Schroeder's voice as he describes one of his many days volunteering on site with NOAHH. Though those days are often full of hard work and high temperatures, it's clear that Andy has enjoyed it. As he puts it, his work began shortly after he finished fixing his own home in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and, as he puts it in his modest manner, "it dawned on [him] that someone else might need help, too." He says he volunteered with NOAHH and never left after that. One day... Read More »
Carrie Angrum has lived in New Orleans for 35 years. She has three daughters, one of whom, Tranetta, is already a Habitat homeowner, and five grandchildren. As she says, she wants everyone to know that she is 55 years old and about to own her own home, something she never expected to happen. She is in the middle of her sweat equity work, working alongside fellow Walmart employee and NOAHH partner family member Julie Hicks, volunteers, and NOAHH staff.
Ms. Angrum lived in the Iberville housing... Read More »
New Orleans, LA, (March 20, 2014) – New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) will be hosting its third art show March 20, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the ReStore showcasing work from students at Metairie Park Country Day School and Academy of the Sacred Heart.
“The art the students make is nothing short of impressive,” said Jim Pate, executive director of NOAHH. “We’re proud to host their work and support the arts in New Orleans. It’s an integral part... Read More »
This week, NOAHH hosted Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), as she toured Musicians' Village and met with NOAHH leaders. The CNCS is a federal agency that coordinates millions of Americans each year in various service programs, including AmeriCorps. The AmeriCorps program is a key part of NOAHH's success over the course of our 31 year history, with AmeriCorps members from the Vista, Direct, and National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) programs making up... Read More »
Once a month, a group of volunteers joins NOAHH staff on site for a Saturday of building, and a surprising amount of work gets done. As much as we love our regular volunteers, sometimes, we get a crew that knows how to be slightly more efficient and coordinated, like we did on Saturday, January 15. It's become an ongoing problem--a good problem, but a problem--in planning the day's activities. Sometimes, you get more done than you expected, and you have to adjust. Thankfully, our site supervisors... Read More »
Starting January 31 and running until the end of March, NOAHH ReStore and Arc of Greater New Orleans will be accepting all of your unwanted Mardi Gras beads for recycling. Bins will be set up in the ReStore where you can leave as many beads as you can carry. New or old, big or small, fancy or plain, we'll take every bead you've got!
Every year, Arc of Greater New Orleans works with the Sierra Club to collect Mardi Gras beads, which are then sorted and sold to the krewes for the next year's Carnival... Read More »
The Wines of South Africa (WOSA) "From BBQ to Braai" tour, which was created to promote a better understanding of South African culture through wine, food and music, will kick off the 2014 national tour in New Orleans. WOSA has partnered with New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) to help set the stage for a southern cultural exchange in the form of a South African inspired BBQ. WOSA will donate all proceeds from the event to NOAHH. The event will be held at Falstaff Beer Garden (2600 Gravier... Read More »