This Fall, I will become a Bat Mitzvah. I have decided to work with Youth Rebuilding New Orleans (YRNO) as my mitzvah project. I chose to partner with YRNO because my house, along with many others, was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina in 2005. While my house was rebuilt, other houses were abandoned after the storm. Rebuilding damaged houses improves our neighborhoods and gives citizens more places to live.
YRNO is a non-profit organization that engages local youth (ages 15-24) in helping to reduce blight in New Orleans by rebuilding distressed and foreclosed homes. The finished homes are sold to teachers at 80% of their market value to stabilize neighborhoods and positively impact the education system of New Orleans.
I first volunteered with YRNO in June. My parents and I were given the task of tiling a shower! The YRNO staff walked us through how to tile the shower and were by our side whenever we needed help. I really enjoyed this experience and look forward to working more with them in the future.
If you would like to join me in supporting YRNO, you can make a donation here. Thank you!!
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