Volunteers Needed to Help Hurricane Victims
In the weeks and months following the Gulf Coast hurricanes, numerous NAHB members expressed interest in volunteering to help rebuild homes for victims.
Rebuilding Together and the Order of Malta, a lay religious order of the Catholic Church, have organized opportunities to help hurricane victims by volunteering for a week on a building project in the New Orleans area. The volunteer opportunity was brought to the attention of NAHB by its past president, John Koelemij.
The Order of Malta Home Renovation Program is looking for skilled tradesmen ― including carpenters, electricians, plumbers and roofers ― to donate one week of their time to the program. Five-day work opportunities are scheduled throughout the fall and into 2007.
Details on the program are available online.
For more information, contact Joseph Dempsey, executive director of the Order of Malta, at 703-331-2494.
NAHB supports the philanthropic nature of this program and encourages interested members to participate. However, the association will not be coordinating any of these volunteer activities. Members interested in volunteering should work directly with Dempsey and the Order of Malta Home Renovation Program.