Rosemont College

This morning a determined dozen from Rosemont College joined Marquette at our St. Ann Street properties. This is the second straight May the Pennsylvania school has sent a volunteer group to YRNO and stayed in our bunkhouse. Check out the Ravens in action below. They’re here all week! Cutting crew.     Camouflaged!     In the jungle.   Take it away.   Branch out.   Am I doing this right?   Is that a Montreal Expos cap?     Looking for space.   Handling with care.     Box it up.  

Marquette University

This week we have another great group of students from Marquette University volunteering with us at our St. Ann Street properties. This morning they got busy on various tasks, as you can see below! Joe greets the group.   Dvhante gets belated Mother’s Day love from Prince.     Transporting lumber.     Let’s get crackin’, people!     Bend into it.      

Son of a Saint

Yesterday we had a group from Son of a Saint helping out at our St. Ann Street properties. Check out the action below!    

Second annual GiveNOLA Day

We did it! Thanks to you, YRNO far surpassed its GiveNOLA Day haul from last year, raising $13,975 from 73 great donors, not including the money still to come from the “Lagniappe” fund and the $365 in cash our AmeriCorps VISTA Jack gave to kick off our “dime a day” donation challenge. All in all, more than $4 million was donated to local non-profits! Thanks to the Greater New Orleans Foundation and everyone who supported YRNO. Your generosity allowed us to exceed our goals! In the first picture below, you can see the new generator that your donations bought! And […]

Friends and family

In the past several weeks, YRNO has had large numbers of friends and families come out to volunteer at our sites, apart from our bigger groups. In addition to giving their time, many of them also made donations, and we thank them for that. One of the younger volunteers, RJ Resch, even wrote about us for his school news site! Below is a photo gallery of some who’ve been on hand. Our former Tulane AmeriCorps VISTA Brian Templet sports the colors.   Erin incognito.     Jessica and Brianna fill the wheelbarrow.   Reverse angle.     Zachary bags it. […]

Sweet Bryan suite

The Youth Rebuilding New Orleans crew had a great time Saturday night at the Zephyrs game courtesy of Bryan Chevrolet/Subaru/Mitsubishi. Free food and drink in a sweet suite, capped off by a 5-0 Z’s win over the Nashville Sounds. Thanks, Bryan! William ponders calories.   Our AmeriCorps VISTA Jack enjoys another free meal.     The “sweet” view.     Meeting Mr. Belding!   Autograph time.   Mascot sighting.  

Xavier University

This morning we had a fab five of students from Xavier University volunteering at our St. Ann Street properties. Check ’em out in action below, leveling our vacant lot. Thanks for the help!   Wide angle.    

Follen Community Church

This week we’ve had a group from Follen Community Church of Lexington, Massachusetts staying in our bunkhouse, and after volunteering with Freret Neighborhood Center the past few days, they’re at our St. Ann Street properties today and tomorrow. We’re thrilled to have “Team Orange,” as they definitely brought some skills! Jack greets the group.   The crew enlightens.     I’m going in!   Shovels down.   Handle with care.   Unloading.   Incognito!   Team orange.   Cutting it straight.   A perfect cut.   The gentle touch.   Prying it loose.   Getting there!   On the move. […]

Atlanta Montessori International School

Yesterday afternoon, between shifts of The College School, we had a group of students from Atlanta Montessori International School come and provide volunteer relief at our St. Ann Street properties. We thank both groups for their time and generous donation. Check out AMI’s work below! Traelle greets the group.   Scooping it up.   This is easy.   Pondering the future.   Break time.     Bird’s eye view.   Pow-wow.   Workin’ the pile.   Fill ‘er up.   How much more?  

The College School

Today and tomorrow we have a group a students from The College School in Missouri volunteering with us at our St. Ann Street properties, as the school is back for a second straight year. Lots of digging and discarding debris this morning. We thank them for their time and generous donation! Dvhante greets the group.   All for one.   Shovels down.   Bend those knees.   Muddin’.   Don’t fall in.   What’s that on my hands?   Down the line.   Scooping it up.   Bird’s eye view.     Fill this up!   Tossin’ bricks.   Two […]