Basic Information

Address: 6018 El Dorado St., New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone Number: 504-278-1240
Director: Lauren Smith

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Rebuilding homes destroyed by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Clearances Required: No
Background Check: No
Population Served: Homeowners of the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans
Ages for Volunteer: 14 and up
Hours of Service: 8AM-5PM
Minimum Hours Required: 8 hours (1 full day)
Days of Service: Mon-Fri
Mission Statement:

lowernine.org is a non-profit organization teaching home rebuilding to volunteers and community residents; facilitating access to social services; working with youth; and experimenting with models of sustainable economic development in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, LA.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Lowernine.org is dedicated to training residents and volunteers in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana, in the numerous skills necessary to bring this century-old historic neighborhood back to life in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. These skills run the gamut from basic to advanced house construction and rebuilding, but also include community gardening projects, emotional and social support services, social outreach and community development. We offer our services to all people, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, physical abilities, religious beliefs or economic status.

Additional Information:

If you are interested in joining us as an individual volunteer or group, please complete the volunteer application on our website. You can email our Volunteer Coordinator, Lauren, at lauren@lowernine.org with any questions.