Help Support Long-Term Louisiana Hurricane Relief

by All Hands and Hearts
Help Support Long-Term Louisiana Hurricane Relief

Greetings Friend,

I am excited to share with you that our first cohort of DM12 volunteers arrived safely at the end of February, after some minor delays due to Winter Storm Uri. Following a period of mandatory quarantine and onboarding training, they donned their work-boots and are making great progress on our worksite queue, alongside our staff. Since the program reopened after the Christmas break, a total of seven sites have been completed!  

Back in December, the team worked on the home of a wonderful woman named Tiwona. She was eager to repair the hurricane damage on her home as she had plans to turn her extension into a women’s shelter; a cause close to her heart. The team completed a muck and gut on her home before Christmas and is delighted to return this month to start working on mold sanitation and roof repair.  

“She is such a strong woman, a pillar in the community who just wants to give back.  The team continues to be moved by her level of comfort in sharing her story with us.  We can’t wait to get her a little closer to moving back into her home” 

- Hana Wilder, AHAH Program Director

The team has also been busy carrying out improvements at our base of operations. Our next cohort group will be working from May through July, and once base improvements are complete we'll have the appropriate space to welcome an increased number of volunteers.

We are so grateful for your support of our efforts, and I look forward to updating you again soon!

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Hello Friends,

I want to once again say how much we appreciate your support of our relief efforts in the aftermath of the Louisiana Hurricanes, and take some time to provide you with an update about our work now that things are in “full swing”. After initial assessments following Hurricane Laura, our teams established a base in DeQuincy, LA, near Lakes Charles. Since September (and continuing after Hurricane Delta made landfall in October) a small team has been conducting chainsaw work, debris removal, and roof tarping to help get folks back on their feet. 

It’s clear there is a great need for longer-term recovery activities as well, as more people return from evacuation to find their homes uninhabitable. Many are having to live in tents, whilst others are turning to couch-surfing. In order to address these needs, we’re continuing to work closely with other local organizations, and are planning a transition to recovery phase activities in December, starting with a resilient roof repair program. 

I am excited to say we have committed to staying in Louisiana well into the new year in order to continue this important work. I look forward to updating you again soon!

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All Hands and Hearts

Location: Mattapoisett, MA - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @allhands
Project Leader:
Julieann Jones
Mattapoisett, MA United States
$1,091 raised of $25,000 goal
7 donations
$23,909 to go
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