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Meier family with new house key.

On Wednesday, January 27, dozens of students from the Academy of Our Lady joined NOAHH staff, core volunteers, and the friends and family of Andrea Meier to celebrate the dedication of her new home on Pauger Street. The students helped present the ceremonial gifts of bread, wine, flowers, tools, a Bible, and keys to the family.

Students from all over were a major part of the building of the home. Meier’s home was one of several that volunteers helped build on the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as part of the Citywide Day of Service. Among those volunteers were students from Tulane University, Meier’s alma mater, and Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who stopped by to teach a few students how to properly swing a hammer. Aaron Frumin of UnCommon Construction was on hand at the dedication as well, as his students with uCC were also part of the build.

Meier and her two children will be moving into the home, paying an affordable, 0% interest mortgage that is made possible by the volunteer support that built her home.

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