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By: Kari Dequine Harden
Published: February 1, 2013
NEW ORLEANS — Four New Orleans Saints players joined Gloria Smith on Thursday morning to raise the front wall on her new Central City home, also adding their autographs to the framework.
In addition to the labor power of volunteers, the house is being provided to Smith at a low cost through Habitat for Humanity and a partnership with M&M’s.
Smith, who lost everything when her Hollygrove home flooded with 4 feet of water after Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent levee failures, will move into the house upon completion in May. Read the full article.
"Rebuilding Hope offers timely lesson in giving"
By Nola Vie
Published: December 19, 2011
This holiday week is all about giving -- but giving, as UNO film student Ivonne Kubitza has discovered, is often more tangible when the gifts are intangible.
In "Rebuilding Hope," Kubitza interviews director Avery Strada and volunteers at the St. Charles Ave Presbyterian Church's RHINO (Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans) program.
Read the full article and watch the video here.
Published: Saturday, August 07, 2010
St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church's Hurricane Katrina rebuilding program, which has hosted more than 4,000 volunteers to gut, repair or build scores of homes around New Orleans, has been cited by its national denomination, the Presbyterian Church USA.
The church's Project RHINO, for Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans, was among six national ministries singled out for excellence at the denomination's General Assembly in Minneapolis. Read the full article.
Published: Sunday, Febuary 07, 2010
NEW ORLEANS -- As the Saints get ready today for America's biggest party and the world focuses on Haiti, it's easy to forget that New Orleans is only four and a half years removed from the greatest natural disaster in U.S. history.
But this city, while healing, still hurts.
In areas east of downtown, it's still difficult to avoid the X that is painted on many houses. The mark was left by the first humans who entered those homes after Hurricane Katrina and who recorded a few cold facts with a can of spray paint - including how many people had died inside. Read the full article.
Published: Monday, March 31, 2008
Carolyn Horne cried when she walked into her new three-bedroom, two-bath, camelback-style home. In another camelback next door, Jenika Sly took a deep breath and smiled.
The two neighbors on Ferry Place, a one-way street in the Leonidas/West Carrollton neighborhood, took another step toward homeownership during a dedication ceremony Sunday. New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans, an outreach ministry of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church and its partners, welcomed the families into their new homes. The two camelback homes are part of a larger plan to build 14 houses on Ferry Place. Read the full article.