Monday, May 22, 2006

Rebuild the Gulf Coast

Summer Volunteer Opportunity with Architecture for Humanity

They're working with the East Biloxi Relief and Redevelopment Agency and the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio to re-hab 100 houses over the course of the next year and need all the hands we can get.

Work includes gutting, de-molding and rehabbing the interiors of homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina as well as helping the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio in everything from developing re-hab standards and planning to helping families make small improvements to the layout of their homes as they repair them.

If you are interested in spending some time rebuilding, email Beth Orser.

University Design Build

Also, AFH is working with Hands On and the Gulf Coast Community Design studio to set up design build programs with universities in the fall and spring. If you are a faculty member or a student of a university and want to get involved in the rebuilding effort in a larger way, we'd be happy to help identify projects for semester long design studios. Students would stay with Hands On and spend part of their time assisting in construction and home repair and rehabilitation and the rest of their time engaged in design with the Gulf Coast Community Design Center. Housing will be provided by Hands-On. We're happy to work with you to create a program to meet your curriculum needs. Email email Beth Orser to develop a program.

1 comment:

Hamilsizzle said...

I would be interested in doing this Lu.