Habitat for Humanity
Holding the Fall 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting in New Orleans provides Internet2 members the unique opportunity to give something back to the community. Internet2 put out a call for Habitat for Humanity volunteers, which has now closed. Those who responded to the call, will be working for Habitat on Saturday, October 11. If you were not able to volunteer, you can still help this important cause by making a donation to Habitat for Humanity.
Logistics for Volunteers: We have been assigned to work in Musicians' Village (located at the intersection of: N. Prieur and Alvar Streets. New Orleans, LA — approximately 3.5 miles from the Sheraton New Orleans). A group meeting will take place at the Musicians' Village at the start of the work day, which extends from 7:45am-3:15pm.
Our confirmation document from Habitat lists the items volunteers need to bring. In addition to their list you may want to bring some work gloves. They have one size fits all so if you need a smaller size it would be a good idea to
bring your own. Make sure you read the list carefully so you have everything you need.
Internet2 will provide coolers to store lunches and water. Please bring your lunch with you and we will
store it for you. We will be at a new construction site, but it still may be wise to make sure your tetanus shot is up
to date. When everyone arrives at the site you will asked to sign a waiver, which we'll need to turn in at the start of the volunteer orientation meeting.
Please contact Elaine Lauerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you have questions.
Transportation Info for Volunteers: Habitat for Humanity volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the work site. If you plan on renting a car, and would be interested in sharing the expense, or if you want to share a cab or vehicle — please contact Elaine Lauerman <email@example.com> so she can coordinate pickup locations.
Lodging Info for Volunteers: For a nominal fee, Habitat for Humanity provides housing for volunteers at Camp Hope, a converted school where volunteers are provided room and board. In addition, volunteers are eligible for discounts at area hotels.