Friday, October 08, 2010

Rebuilding together - New orleans

Chevron's XYZ network is working with Rebuilding together NGO to rebuild houses that were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Katrina was a category 5 (speeds up to 175 miles per hour) and killed close to 2000 people and left thousands homeless.

I have never done any painting or labor work in my life before. India has labour that does all such work for a very affordable price, so i never had to work on any such tasks. Now was a chance to learn that and it was fun.

Our assignment was to continue working on an unfinished house. I learnt painting and also to cut plywood accurately to fit them on the exterior walls. Check out the photos above.

Although its quite a physical work, contributing like this once in a while makes us feel good that you are doing something for the society. The homeless family will remember.
Chevron also donated a large sum to rebuilding together foundation.

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