The Bloodworth home on Colapissa street in Hollygrove has received its “Certificate of Occupancy” and the lights have been turned on! Thank you so much to all the volunteers who made this possible. Over 150 people have worked on this house, a number that includes subcontractors, volunteers of all ages, the homeowner’s great-grandson and Project Homecoming staff and worksite managers Noelle, JP, Duncan, Elise, John, Christina, Hunter, Emily, Tony, Anna Leigh, Hannah, Izzy, Jason, Dwayne, Devin, and Brandon. That is a mouthfull but it’s important to mention to show how much time and effort were required to complete a project this size. It has also shown me that the amount of people I can meet, work with, and truly care about is larger than I thought. I have become close friends with the homeowners and now Ms. Barbara only wants me to call her “mama Barbara.” Wendell has been by my side every day helping out and motivating me to work harder. Barbara and Wendell are some of the sweetest, most hospitable, lively and creative people I have met in New Orleans. I hope all the volunteers who have worked on their home return to New Orleans and visit them (and volunteer with Project Homecoming, obviously).
With no further ado, check out these before and after pictures of the interior and refer to my last blog post for the exterior pictures.
And just a taste of the good people who helped out at the Bloodworth home….