5 posts from June 2013
Volunteers from West Virgina assist Big Jim and I in digging six holes for six new piers at 5227 Chartres. The CSED is thankful for all the help from our volunteers!!! Next step is leveling and loading the pier pads and then building the piers. Final step: lifting the house, finishing the piers and then letting the house back down!
Twenty-nine folks from the First Baptist Church of Hurricane Youth Group out of Hurricane (pronounced "hurr-i-kuhn" ;), West Virginia, blew into town this week & created a whirlwind of volunteer action, creativity, & hard work! The fabulous five that I worked with at the CSED community pocket park & orchard at 4817-19 Dauphine Street accomplished an amazing number of tasks in just three days! Hats off to Philip Bradley, Mark Moore, Timothy & Courtney Hayslett, & Alyssa Tolley for their service to our community!
Just look at the result of all their creativity & hard work!
Welcome to the future Sustainable Engagement and Development Center - 5227 Chartres Street - Lower 9th Ward. Big Jim and I took lazer level measurments of the Chartres house to determine how level the house was. Largest difference in measurments was 2 1/2 inches. Not bad!
Big Jim determined that 6 new piers need to be built under the house because of spans over 7 feet. Work is underway with the gracious help of volunteers from West Virgina!