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NOLA Rebuilding | St. Bernard Project

St. Bernard Project

Rebuilding the Homes and Lives of Katrina Survivors

NOLA Rebuilding

SBP’s NOLA Rebuilding Program has rebuilt 560+ homes!

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The St. Bernard Project’s Rebuilding Program in New Orleans rebuilds homes for senior citizens, people with disabilities and families with children who can not afford to have their homes rebuilt by contractors. For clients who can afford supplies, the St. Bernard Project provides supervised volunteer labor. For clients who can not afford supplies, the St. Bernard Project buys the supplies and provides the labor.

A typical rebuild project takes approximately 6-12 weeks of volunteer labor and uses approximately $30,000 worth of building supplies. During the rehabilitation process for each client, SBP:

  • Assigns a case manager to support the homeowner through the application process and connect the client with additional supports and services.
  • Assigns a skilled construction manager to oversee all phases of rebuilding.
  • Purchases and delivers all necessary building materials.
  • Places a skilled site supervisor onsite to supervise the volunteers

Volunteers play a vital role in the Rebuilding Program. Every day between 100 and 250 volunteers are in the field working on clients’ homes. Volunteers not only help in the rebuilding but they also provide our homeowners with support and encouragement during the emotional rebuilding process. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, check out our Volunteer page.

Take a moment to read about some of the other families that the Rebuilding Program has supported. Numerous other families who have been accepted to SBP’s rebuilding program are still in need of funds. Please support our rebuilding program by choosing to support the rebuilding costs of a specific family’s home, or by providing funds for our rebuilding pool. Visit our Donate Now page and make a donation today. If you choose, 100% of your donation will go directly to the family you select.


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