Temple Ner Tamid

The second of our two volunteer groups this week is from Temple Ner Tamid in New Jersey. As you can see below, they too got started at our St. Ann Street properties yesterday, and we thank them for their time, effort and generous donation! Transporting trash.     Headed out.   Fab four.   To the dumpster!   Waiting their turn.   All together now.   Team Temple.   And lift!      

Connexion Church

This week we have two groups volunteering with us at our St. Ann Street properties, including Connexion Church of Georgia. Evidently, they prayed away last night’s rain and worked around the puddles when they arrived this morning, as you can see below!   The overhead view.     Working together.     Fab four.   Getting cleaner!  

Sci Academy, plus

Yesterday we had a group of scholars from Sci Academy back volunteering with us at our St. Ann Street properties. Thanks again to our “AmeriCorps extraordinaire” Sandy Stibitz for bringing them out. They were joined by Chris Strub, who’s volunteering with youth organizations in all 50 states over 100 days. We’re proud that YRNO was the 5th stop on his tour. Click here to watch his brief interview with Jack and Prince, and peep all the action and a longer interview with Jack below! Chris and Jack talk about YRNO.   Bend into it.     Fill ‘er up!   […]

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.