Developments in the Lower Ninth
12/11/07 Mark Weiner comments (4)
Things continue to progress with the two new organizations we're helping out that will take our place. LowerNine.org has successfully recruited volunteers and coordinated rebuild projects in the area. The Lower Ninth Ward Village - a permanent community center - is moving along at a rapid clip. Only in the post-Katrina world does putting ourselves out of a job feel so good.
New Organizations in the Lower Ninth, and moving on
11/28/07 Mark Weiner comments (101)
Hi everybody! Sorry about the delay in updating this, it has been months. It's been a hectic and crazy time. In the last three months, our rebuild program has accelerated wonderfully, and we're currently rebuilding six homes with many more on the list.
Mayor Nagin and City Council visit us!
08/23/07 Mark Weiner comments (245)
Yesterday, August 22nd, the city council president (Hon. Arnie Fielkow), Councilwoman Cynthia Willard Lewis, and Mayor Ray Nagin all came to Emergency Communities' site in the Lower 9th Ward! They wanted to thank all the volunteers who've come down since Katrina, and they chose our site for their event. It was a great time, with barbecue, music, and wonderful speeches. They gave us a proclamation as well (I'm the one with red hair holding the proclamation, btw.) Here's a picture taken by Mavis Yorks of Common Ground:
Culinary Corps raises money for EC!
08/20/07 Mark Weiner comments (129)
Amy Taylor, a chef who has visited our site in the Lower 9th Ward with the Culinary Corps, raised money for Emergency Communities with a great bake sale. The proceeds were donated to us so that we can shop at the Crescent City Farmer's Market, a local market where we can buy fresh produce for our kitchens. Thanks to Amy and the Culinary Corps!
08/14/07 Mark Weiner comments (10000)
After walking almost 900 miles in 45 days, Ben Poor arrived in New Orleans this Thursday. Starting from Indiana, he arrived to a brass band and our summer camp out dancing in the streets. Local news media was there and all of our volunteers came out to greet him with "BEN ROCKS!" signs. All in all, he raised $10,000 for Emergency Communities. That will get us plenty of tools for rebuilding, food to serve to residents, and supplies for our childrens' camps. We're all super excited about Ben's amazing journey.
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