New Orleans, LA — On the heels of Easter celebrations, the Presbytery of South Louisiana will open a disaster recovery center in New Orleans. The center is located in the education building of Gentilly Church.
“Project Homecoming” will serve those who are struggling financially to return home, giving priority for assistance to those who are low-income, uninsured, underinsured, disabled, and elderly. The plan is to assist at least 300 people with rebuilding their homes and their lives by the end of 2007. Volunteer groups, hosted by eight Presbyterian churches in the greater New Orleans area, will provide the labor to rebuild homes.
Project Homecoming is the rebuilding initiative of the Presbytery of South Louisiana in partnership with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Catholic Charities Katrina Aid Today Case Managers will be on site to provide long-term case management to clients. KAT helps clients design and implement their own individual recovery plan and connects them to available resources in the community.
A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, to celebrate the opening of this new disaster recovery center, is planned Tuesday at 12:00 noon. On hand for the dedication will be Susan Ryan, coordinator of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); Alan Cutter, executive presbyter of the Presbytery of South Louisiana; and representatives of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans.
The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony, as well as an open house from 11:00am – 2:00pm that day.