Finding Yourself Through
Service to Others
Upon his arrival in December of 2005, Daryl knew he wanted to dedicate his life to rebuilding New Orleans. He worked as a volunteer for Hands On New Orleans for two years before starting the United Saints Recovery Project. His ten years of roofing and construction experience along with the first hand experience of the operations of Hands On New Orleans gave him the knowledge he needed to start the United Saints in September 2007. Since its first project in January of 2008, the United Saints Recovery Project has completed well over 100 home rehab projects.
Jennifer comes to us from South Florida, where she was an avid volunteer and crew leader for Habitat for Humanity –NRI Project. She was drawn to New Orleans after seeing the destruction that Hurricane Katrina caused as well as a more recent Hurricane Isaac. She is inspired everyday by the selfless giving staff at United Saints. Jennifer sees New Orleans as a shining example of resilience, kindness and unrelenting optimism. She looks forward to contributing and learning from everything that this rich city has to offer. “This is a city that you fall in love with!”
"Twiggy" has worked as the Project Coordinator for the United Saints since 2012 and is a skilled construction supervisor and a patient teacher that leads by example. He came to New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina and has worked at another disaster recovery agency as a plumber, and was an Americorps*NCCC. While at United Saints, Twiggy spearheaded the agency's response to Hurricane Isaac in LaPlace, LA.
Brian comes to us by way of Southern California. Brian has come to New Orleans to help lead volunteers for winter and spring break. Brian is a knowledgeable veteran in the construction field, is hard working and dedicated, and we are thrilled that he is part of our team!
Off The Beaten Path Tours
Born of Creole heritage and raised in Louisiana, Sakura Kone has a rich knowledge of the history and culture of New Orleans. After living in California for 28 years, he relocated to New Orleans right after hurricane Katrina, as a volunteer organizer with several grassroots organizations involved in providing assistance, relief and advocacy on behalf of disenfranchised residents. Kone was involved in the campaign to save, restore and transform the historic 140 year old former Wesley United Methodist Church into a multipurpose community center, located in the heart of Central City. He has contributed to the United Saints since 2009 working on various projects and giving social justice community tours of the city to our volunteers.
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Mitch has worked in the field of construction for 45 years. He has his own business as a private contractor but disaster recovery is his passion because it's "a chance to give back." He came to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and he's been volunteering ever since. This will be his seventh year with us at United Saints, leading volunteers and making a difference in the city he has come to love.
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