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Help Rebuild New Orleans - Week long trip - May17!

One Brick

Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Help Rebuild New Orleans - Week long trip - May17!

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Ticket 17 Tickets May 5, 2017 $235.00 $5.49
NOLA Scholarship Fund (Doesn't include a place) - Thank you 49 Tickets Dec 30, 2017 Enter donation ($)

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Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes to ever hit the USA.  An estimated 1,833 people died in the hurricane and the flooding that followed in late August 2005 and millions were left homeless along the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans.  St. Bernard Parish remains one of the most devastated communities in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Located to the southeast of New Orleans, St. Bernard suffered significant structural damage to 100% of its residential and commercial units, rendering them completely uninhabitable.

One Brick will be working with the incredible nonprofit organization which started in St. Bernard Parish: SBP

What will we be doing?  We won't know specifically what we will be working on until we arrive. However, no building experience is necessary, as there will be on-site training and supervisors there to help guide us.  On your first day, you will receive your assigned task on the project home, and be trained for that task. We ask that you please continue working at the same home until that stage of the project is completed. This ensures forward progress on the home without re-training volunteers daily. Typical tasks include: hanging drywall, installing flooring, tiling, painting, installing doorframes/windowsills and mold remediation.  Volunteering is from Mon-Fri roughly 8:30a.m. to 4:30pm.  

What does the $235 fee include?  The $235 fee includes your lodging Sat May 6th evening -Sun May 14th morning. It also includes breakfast and lunch supplies, plus two family-style house dinners.  This fantastic price is based on special pricing for lodging in return for Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30pm volunteering in the New Orleans area.

Volunteers are responsible for their own airfare and transportation for the week (car-share options available), additional meals and any sightseeing or other activities throughout the trip.

How many volunteers can join us? Space is limited to 20 people. Please book early if you want to come. If there are no tickets left please email kate at onebrick.org as she will be keeping a waiting list. Details...

Is this trip for me? One Brick trips to NOLA are TONS of fun each year with volunteers from all over the US and sometimes beyond!  Please however consider the following before signing up:

  • Depending on the volunteer work you may need to stand or kneel for long periods of the day.
  • Housing is in dormitory style rooms
  • Bathrooms are shared - there will be a mix of male and female volunteers
  • Volunteers are expected to help keep the volunteer house clean 
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New Orleans, LA

Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM


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One Brick is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization that brings volunteers together to support other local nonprofit organizations. One Brick has adopted an innovative twist to the volunteer experience: we create a friendly and social atmosphere around volunteering. After each volunteer event - which typically lasts only 3 to 4 hours - we invite volunteers to gather at a local restaurant or cafe where they can get to know one another in a relaxed social setting. Through our volunteer projects, we provide nonprofits with the much-needed labor to carry out their visions. At the same time we foster an environment in which our volunteers can meet new people, both socially and professionally.

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