Common Ground Relief Accepting Reservations for Winter 2013 and Spring Break 2014 Volunteer Groups in New Orleans

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Groups interested in helping to rebuild New Orleans can participate in structured volunteer events focused on restoration of historic structures, wetlands restoration, or both.

Common Ground Relief - Community Advocacy Specializing in Rebuilding New Orleans, Legal Aid, and Wetlands Restoration

Common Ground Relief - Community Advocacy Specializing in Rebuilding New Orleans, Legal Aid, and Wetlands Restoration

Common Ground Relief, a nonprofit organization based in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, offers assistance, mutual aid, and support to the New Orleans community.

In the past 8 years, Common Ground Relief has given nearly 45,000 volunteers the opportunity to help rebuild New Orleans through its volunteer programs. College and high school groups, religious groups, clubs, organizations, and individuals - both local and from around the country - have participated in these rebuilding projects.

Common Ground Relief offers structured 5-day, full-day, and half-day volunteer events and is now accepting applications for group and individual participants for projects taking place during Winter and Spring Breaks. Opportunities to help rebuild New Orleans include construction restoration of historic structures and wetlands restoration. Supplies, project supervision, housing, and meals are provided for out of town groups for a $28 per night.

Specific project assignments are determined through the application process. Volunteers will be asked to assist with a project based on skill set and interest.

Groups and individuals interested in volunteering for a Winter or Spring Break rebuilding project should fill out a volunteer application form online at http://www.commongroundrelief.org/volunteer. For more information about Common Ground Relief, visit http://www.commongroundrelief.org.

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The mission of Common Ground Relief, a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, is to provide short term relief for victims of hurricane disasters in the Gulf Coast region and long term support in rebuilding the communities affected in the New Orleans area. Common Ground Relief is rebuilding New Orleans and helping the community help itself through its construction projects, volunteer coordination, wetlands restoration projects, and free legal clinic.

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