Last year’s effort was a great success thanks to all the volunteers that participated. The United States Women’s Rugby Foundation is once again coordinating volunteers to lend a hand with the ongoing recovery effort in New Orleans.

USWRF volunteers at a Habitat for Humanity House in 2007

NOLA Habitat The New Orleans Rugby Recovery Effort is a volunteer opportunity to spend two days working side by side with other volunteers to help clean up and rebuild homes in the New Orleans area. We will be organizing volunteers for the New Orleans Habitat for Humanity and will assist on one or more of their ongoing projects. Projects will include both the construction of new homes and repair of surviving homes. We have selected the dates of this volunteer effort to coincide with the Mardi Gras Women’s Rugby Tournament.

  • Volunteer Group Name: U.S. Women’s Rugby Foundation
  • Dates: January 30th to February 1st, 2008 (arrive Wednesday PM, depart Friday PM or Saturday AM)
  • Transportation to New Orleans: Responsibility of volunteer
  • Food and Lodging: Camp Hope; $ 20.00/day tax deductible - responsibility of volunteer

If you would like to volunteer please send an email to mholmes@uswrf.org. She will contact you for additional information.

PLEASE NOTE: Volunteers will be asked to sign a Liability Waiver Form in New Orleans. Volunteers under the age of 18 cannot stay at Camp Hope but can volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. They will need guardian’s consent to participate at the HFH worksite.

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