The New Orleans Saints recently made a donation of $10,000 to the St. Bernard Project through the New Orleans Saints Hurricane Katrina Fund.
The St. Bernard Project is a not-for-profit organization that opened in August 2006 and has since rebuilt 82 and worked on more than 103 homes in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. St. Bernard is a uniquely tight-knit, working class community adjacent to New Orleans' lower ninth ward and is one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina.
"As our citizens continue to return and rebuild New Orleans affordable, quality housing remains an on going need," said Saints Owner/Executive Vice President Rita Benson LeBlanc. "We commend the St. Bernard Project and know that these funds will help provide housing for those who still could use a helping hand in getting their lives back on track."
The mission of the St Bernard Project is to remove barriers for families who wish to move back to their homes in St. Bernard Parish. On average, it takes 8-12 weeks and $10,000 worth of building supplies to completely rebuild a house that has been gutted to the studs.
For more information on the St. Bernard Project please visit their website at www.stbernardproject.org.