AmeriCorps Members travel to New Orleans for Habitat’s Build-A-Thon

To commemorate the rebirth of the U.S. Gulf Coast ten years following the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, three San Diego Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps members and one of our Superintendents traveled to New Orleans for a week of building and fellowship during Habitat’s annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon.

During the event, New Orleans-Area Habitat for Humanity hosted more than 400 current and alumni AmeriCorps members from across the U.S. The group, along with local volunteers, built 10 new homes in the New Orleans East neighborhood in partnership with low-income families.

Since the partnership began 20 years ago, more than 8,000 individuals have served as AmeriCorps members with Habitat for Humanity, helping more than 20,000 families in need of affordable housing, contributing more than 13 million hours of service, raising tens of millions of dollars in cash and in-kind resources and engaging more than 3.1 million volunteers.

Click here to find out how you can become an AmeriCorps member at San Diego Habitat for Humanity!

Author: San Diego Habitat for Humanity

San Diego Habitat for Humanity is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and serves San Diego County. It is an autonomous 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is governed locally, raises funds locally and builds locally. The Mission Seeking to put God’s love into action, San Diego Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

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