Video - Our work, our volunteers, our dream…

Posted on February 18th, 2008 in New Orleans, Relief Work by onsite

Please take the time to watch this video I put together. It would mean a lot to me.

 

Genevieve Griffin
OnSite Relief Founder

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Random Photos

Posted on February 17th, 2008 in New Orleans, Outings, Tours and Events by onsite

Here are some random shots we have taken over the past few weeks.

Below: Most of the streets in historical neighborhoods are marked with both street signs on posts and tiled in the sidewalk.

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Photos from in and around Jackson Square in the French Quarter.

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Street performers outside of Jackson Square.

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Cliff - Work That Chain Saw! - Video

Posted on February 17th, 2008 in New Orleans, Relief Work by onsite

OnSite Relief volunteers worked with Cliff and Rusty from Cross Roads Missions
finishing up some foundations in an Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans.

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Recceba From CT - Video Testimonial

Posted on February 17th, 2008 in New Orleans, Volunteer Testimonials by onsite

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Volunteers Tia and Darryl - video

Posted on February 17th, 2008 in New Orleans, Volunteer Testimonials by onsite

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Rebecca Chooses To Adopt an ARNO Puppy

Posted on February 17th, 2008 in New Orleans, Other information by onsite

Rebecca, an OnSite Relief volunteer from Connecticut, adopts a puppy from ARNO (Animal Rescue of New Orleans) to bring home with her. For information on how to adopt a pet from New Orleans please visit www.animalrescueneworleans.org

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Foundations With Cross Roads

Posted on February 17th, 2008 in New Orleans, Relief Work by onsite

On Tuesday, February 12th OnSite volunteers helped Rusty and Cliff with Cross Roads Missions put together a foundation. A number of foundations had to be finished in preparation for a large group of Amish and Mennonites coming to frame houses. For more on Cross Roads plesae visit www.crossroadsmissions.com

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A Quick Tribute

Posted on February 16th, 2008 in New Orleans, Other information by onsite

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As those close to me would know, my beloved cat Squeakers passed away this September at the age of 15 1/2. I had spent over half of my life with her and we had gone through so much together. Well, we have been working on the Dixon’s house here in New Orleans and a stray cat, who reminds me of my Squeakers, seems to have adopted the family. Mrs. Dixon is holding off on naming the cat until she moves into the house this April and is able to keep her. I really enjoy the fact that every week I get to spend a little time with a cat who reminds me of such good times. I miss you Bubs!

Above: my Squeakers

Below: The Dixon’s stray cat

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A New Orleans Adoption

Posted on February 16th, 2008 in Community Service, New Orleans by onsite

Something that has become somewhat of a weekly occurrence is for our volunteers to spend 1 afternoon a week at ARNO (Animal Rescue of New Orleans). This particular visit our volunteer Rebecca had her mind set on adopting a puppy so the first 1/2 hour we helped her choose the perfect one to bring home.

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I think she’s found one!

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As many of you know, I (Genevieve) have a love for cats and so I spend my time with the kitties, which there are dozens of.

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Some of our favorite canines are Fleur and Erica.

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Emma poses with Fleur.

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Rebecca has signed the adoption papers and names her new puppy Nola.

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Sheet Rocking in Gentilly

Posted on February 16th, 2008 in New Orleans, Relief Work by onsite

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As the directors of Lean On Me cannot always be in New Orleans but constantly have ongoing projects OnSite Relief oversees some of their work and volunteers. One project that OnSite has helped along by supplying volunteer is with Valerie’s house in Gentilly. Scott, a retired contractor, has been generous enough to volunteer 1 month of his time but that’s not nearly enough to complete an entire house on your own! This is where OnSite stepped in to help out.

Below: Nick cuts a piece of sheet rock to his measurements.

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Once you’re shown how to sheet rock it doesn’t take much to jump in and do it as some of our air force volunteers learnt. 3 of them had prior experience while the other 2 were first-timers.

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Emma cuts a hole for an outlet.

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Scott tacks up sheet rock for a ceiling.

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Ned sheet rock rookie helps with a ceiling.

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Matt masters the power screw gun.

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Emma screws in the sheet rock every 8″ along the stud line.

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Emma hammers in some protruding nails.

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Emma hammers while Shira measures the stud lines.

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Ned, Shira and Gabe get ready to move some sheet rock up on the wall.

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Emma tapes and muds some seams.

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Scott, the volunteer contractor tiles the tub surround.

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What a great tile job!

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Emma and Nick install some corner bead around the windows.

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