Volunteer Opportunity
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Help rebuild houses, United Saints Recovery Program, New Orleans, Louisiana

Organization: United Saints Recovery Program
Contact Name: daryl kiesow
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: 2309 Dryades St
New Orleans, Louisiana  70113  
United States
Great For: Great for Families, Great for Groups, Great for Seniors, Great for Teens
Service Area(s): Women's Ministry, Social Services, Senior Ministry / Elder Care, Homelessness and Housing, Global Relief, Disaster Relief, Disabilities Ministry, Construction, Adult Ministry
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The mission of the United Saints Recovery Project (USRP) is to assist economically distressed neighborhoods recover from disaster and become more resilient to the disasters of the future. Our primary beneficiaries are homeowners with the least resiliency, such as the elderly, the disabled, those with low fixed incomes, the uninsured or underinsured, owners of their properties, and others who face barriers to both recovery and future disaster preparedness. In our experience, these are the individuals most likely to be preyed upon by fraudulent contractors, misinformed about the processes by which they can attain assistance, and the most likely to end up in "rebuild limbo" years after their neighbors have rebuilt. We know from our experience in New Orleans that assisting these individuals benefits the entire neighborhood, because the home that does not get rebuilt today becomes tomorrow's blighted property. And we know that in rebuilding and beautifying a single neighborhood through mural projects, lot clean ups, and special events we are in effect helping to heal the entire community. No experience or prior construction knowledge needed. We will train in painting, drywalling, siding and other small scale restoration projects.

Short Term Mission Trip Details

References from people who have done Short Term Missions with this organization before are available upon request. Submit "Send Inquiry or Apply" to receive more information.

Benefits Offered:

  • AmeriCorps
  • Room & Board

Cost (per person)

$45.0 Day

This cost includes:

This includes: Coed bunk or cot style accommodations in our dormitory style apartments, Stove, microwaves and refrigerator in most apartments On site staff and volunteers at all times. Security gate and keypad locks on all doors Three meals a day, Monday--Friday (Vegetarian and meat options at each meal, for groups) Other amenities include: Meeting space, Large outdoor area, free WI-FI, No curfews Excellent location in Central City -three block from the St. Charles streetcar line and less than 2 miles from the French Quarter.

Length of Trip

1 to 2 weeks

Initially Posted: 08/09/2012
Last Updated: 02/07/2018