Happy Hour Benefit, Compliments of Dirty Coast

On Friday, August 23, Dirty Coast held an “After Hours Happy Hour” benefiting YRNO, with 20% of proceeds going to our volunteer organization. That ended up being $325! Located at 329 Julia Street, Dirty Coast is a locally-owned shop, with more than 80 unique designs for their t-shirts and posters. These designs are reflective of the culture, values and pride of New Orleans residents. Creative Director Blake Haney is passionate about supporting local groups, and we were thrilled to have him get involved with us! What a crowd!   A line at the register.   Everybody loves YRNO!   Dvhante […]

National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs

Today we had four Texas ladies from NACWC working at our South Salcedo site–Desiree, Nicole, Crystal and Ruby. We got them started on Salcedo West, preparing for cement to be poured for the foundation.  They had a great attitude, and Nicole had the quote of the day… We don’t half-ass, says Nicole.   The real challenge: keeping pink pants clean.   Black pants may be better for this work.   Look at that focus!   A job well done.  

Celebration Church and Servant of Nations

Wednesday afternoon we had a group of 16 volunteers from Celebration Church and Servant of Nations in Houston come help us with some heavy lifting at Sci Academy. The visual evidence is below! The crew listens intently to Sarah.   Getting right to work.   Which of these kids is having the most fun?   Check out this teamwork!   Teamwork? We see you and raise you!   Will directs the troops.   Thumbs up, y’all.   When it comes to working hard, we don’t front!   Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’…   Rolling in the deep.   Fun time…now we’re really […]

South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church

This week we had a great group of six volunteers from South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church in Florida, sent to us from St. Paul’s. Three ladies helped us reorganize our supplies at both South Salcedo and Hope, and three guys worked on our houses at South Salcedo. The church’s Co-Director of Youth Ministries, Andrea Hartley, told us that this was her group’s third post-Katrina volunteer trip to the region, but first with YRNO. She’s been touched by people’s storm stories. “You just can’t help but want to be there for them to do what you can,” she said. “We’re not overly […]