San Francisco-headquartered nonprofit, One Brick, is holding its first national volunteer trip, joining the efforts of Habitat for Humanity as it helps rebuild St. Bernard Parish in New Orleans.
Volunteers from One Brick’s four regional chapters, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC will all travel to New Orleans from May 6-11, to spend a week helping with reconstruction projects in one of the areas most affected by Hurricane Katrina.
One Brick sources volunteers for local non-profit organizations by creating a unique social and flexible volunteer environment for those interested in making a tangible difference in the community. The New Orleans project marks the first national project undertaken.
“New Orleans is starting to look forward to a future again, but there is a huge amount of urgent work that still needs to be done,” said Dave Shefferman, Co-founder of One Brick San Francisco.
“Our goal is to bring volunteers together from around the country, so we can assist Habitat for Humanity, at least in a small way, with the vital work they’re doing day in, day out, to help the people of New Orleans.”
Volunteers from each of One Brick’s 4 chapters will be joining Habitat for Humanity’s St. Bernard Build Project from May 6 – 11.
They will be staying at, a volunteer camp located in Violet, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Since June 1, 2006, Camp Hope — formerly W. Smith, Jr. Elementary School — has housed volunteers assisting residents in their recovery from Hurricane Katrina.