Remember how fun this was?…
Some of us learned how to hang dry wall at a dear man’s house in the 7th Ward several weeks ago… and now we’ll get to put our hands to work closer to home.
At the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, we have been in the process of rehabbing our great little shotgun house (at 7215 Zimple Street) so that it will be ready for student use again. Our next stage of renovations is requiring us at the Chapel to roll up our sleeves and get to work… this is where you come in-
If we can get a critical mass of volunteers who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work next week, we will be able to start very soon. We will be hanging sheet rock, mudding, and painting the house with the help of the supervision of a few very capable crew chiefs from the Diocesan Rebuild Ministry.
If you, or someone you know, has time on their hands during the day next week (Thursday Sept 24th, Saturday the 26th, and Monday the 28th) we would love your help. Work days generally go from around 8am until about 3pm. We will feed folks lunch.
More information about this project is below. Contact Giulianna if you have any questions at email@example.com
More about this project:
The Chapel House is an old shotgun style house situated behind the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in uptown New Orleans. The house once played a vital role in the life of the campus ministry to Tulane and Loyola Universities, and we are seeking to rebuild it so that it may again serve the student ministry,
The Chapel of the Holy Spirit was flooded in Hurricane Katrina, but the Chapel House was just high enough to remain dry. For over three years, the Chapel House became a volunteer housing facility for short and long term volunteers coming to serve in the gutting and rebuilding ministry of the Diocese. Needless to say, this heavy use (and age) have taken a serious toll on this old house.
The Executive Board of the Diocese recently appropriated about $30,000 to address the safety issues in the house (electrical, structural, and roof repair). When we complete the work, the house will serve as housing for a campus ministry intern, casual common space for students, as well as hospitality and housing for Episcopal Community Service volunteers.