Community Day of Service

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Volunteers help build affordable housing during our Community Day of Service

Volunteers help build affordable housing during our Community Day of Service

A hands-on project - during Jazz Fest - for volunteers to help rebuild homes destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.

The Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Community Day of Service was launched in 2009 as a way to encourage volunteers – whether they live in the New Orleans area or are visiting from around the world – to make a hands-on contribution to the rebuilding effort during Jazz Fest.

Hosted in conjunction with radio station WWOZ, the Community Day of Service has attracted large numbers of volunteers for a day filled with swinging hammers and weilding paint brushes – all with the goal of rebuilding homes for some of the many families who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

For the third annual Community Day of Service in 2011, the Foundation and WWOZ are collaborating with the St. Bernard Project, a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to building homes in the greater New Orleans region.

The 2011 Community Day of Service will be held on Tuesday, May 3.

To volunteer, please register online by clicking here.

No construction experience is necessary. Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Volunteers will gather that morning for a safety orientation at the Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street) before proceeding to their work site(s). All volunteers must provide their own transportation, and should be prepared to bring their own lunch. Additional details will be provided to those who register to volunteer two weeks before the Community Day of Service.

Questions? Please contact the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation by calling (504) 558-6100.

Thank you for your service to our community.


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