Thursday, March 3, 2011

Habitat for Humanity

We have been busy the past three days splitting our time between teaching at the YMCA (see upcoming posts) and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

We showed up to our site on Allen Street to find a bare foundation and two friendly faces, one of which was a Habitat employee we worked with last year, Mike. We were saddened by the state of the surrounding neighborhood, which sustained surge of fourteen feet during Katrina and had standing water of over four and a half feet for two months after the storm. Here is a day-by-day account of our work.

Day 1, 6:45 am - nothing but a foundation

Day 1, noon - the beginnings of a floor

Day 2 - getting the walls up

Day 3 - resembling a house!

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