How Project Homecoming was built
We have grown as an organization tremendously over the past several years. This would not have happened without the support of our volunteers as well as Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) and the Presbytery of South Louisiana (PSL).
Winter 2006 – PDA partners with PSL to begin recovery work, primarily gutting homes and hosting volunteer mission teams from around the country. While Project Homecoming doesn’t officially exist at this point, this led to our birth as an organization.
Spring 2007 – Our official birthday! PSL launches Project Homecoming as the rebuild program focusing in New Orleans. This is the beginning of our identity as a group ready and able to rebuild homes for families and will always be at our core.
Spring 2010 – By becoming an independent 501c3, we take on a lead role for long-term recovery with continued support from the Presbytery. The ‘spin-off’ (as we like to call it) allows both organizations to focus on their specific roles as a partnership.
Winter 2012 – Our mission broadens to include community development alongside a new look. As Katrina gets smaller in our rear-view mirror, we have come up with new ways to address it’s effects.
Moving Forward – We are currently working hard to ensure that our effort continues well into the future. As long as there is a need for affordable housing and community revitalization in New Orleans, we will be here.