Lutheran Youth Paint SROs
On July 19 and 20, 2012, five groups from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Youth Gathering lent a helping hand at Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans. In partnership with Team Depot and Behr Paint, the groups cleaned, prepped, and painted the common areas and hallways of our Canal St. and Tulane St. Single Room Occupancy Facilities (SROs). SROs provide permanent affordable housing, case management, and employment services for formerly homeless people in recovery from substance abuse. The facility offers a clean and supportive environment that enables residents to make positive changes in their lives. Both buildings were severely damaged in Hurricane Katrina and have been completely renovated since then. However, the general wear and tear of residents moving in and out has taken its toll since then. This beautification project brightened and hallways and the days of its residents.
Thanks to Team Depot Volunteers for providing their expertise.
Volunteers working together.
Ed Weary (white shirt) and Al Kohorst (blue shirt) of Volunteers of America
pose with Team Depot Volunteers and Behr Paint Representatives.
Al Kohorst leads a final prayer of thanks before the volunteers depart.