New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) June 15, 2013
Over 30 Bank of America executives joined New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) on site on Wednesday, June 12 as part of their corporate meeting here in New Orleans. The volunteers helped NOAHH staff work on the interior and exterior of a home in Central City.
Executives from all over the country painted, spackled and hung siding on a home that will one day belong to NOAHH family partners Pedro and Maria Montoya. The crew expected to complete both the exterior paint and most of the interior. Despite the heat and hard work ahead of them, the group was looking forward to helping out, said Neil Dugan, product management executive.
“I don’t know what the group’s favorite part is going to be. It depends on everyone’s skills,” Dugan said. “But looking back at the end of the day at what everyone accomplished is really going to be a treat.”
Dugan said they chose NOAHH because of what it had to offer. The group included many volunteers who had past experience with other affiliates, but none had volunteered with NOAHH before. Despite their surprise at the heat and humidity of New Orleans, they made significant progress on the home.
The Montoya family is from Honduras. Pedro immigrated in 2001, and brought his wife and youngest son to America in 2008.
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. NOAHH builds new houses in partnership with sponsors, volunteers, communities, and homeowner families to eliminate poverty housing in the New Orleans area while serving as a catalyst to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Since its inception in 1983 NOAHH has built 497 new homes for low-income families in need of adequate shelter. NOAHH plans to continue to build homes in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Charles and Plaquemines Parishes. http://www.habitat-nola.org