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5 posts from June 2013

  • 06/26/2013
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

Pier Work at 5227 Chartres Nearing Completion!

 Look at bottom right hand picture to compare old and new pier!  We've  installed a total of six new! 

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  • 06/24/2013
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

Piers go UP at the Sustainable Engagement and Development Center (5227 Chartres)

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!DSCN0586 DSCN0583

  • 06/21/2013
  • Posted by Kathy Muse

A Hurricane of a Different Sort

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! First Baptist Church of Hurricane Youth Group 

Just look at the result of all their creativity & hard work!

Hurricane at Work 1Courtney & Alyssa weeded, & weeded, & weeded some more; planted new plants; laid down lots of landscape fabric; finished a brick border; & put down mulch.  Mulched

Their constant, beautiful smiles as sunny as the sunflowers :) More Weeding

Philip, Mark & Tim stood ready to create recycled slate & brick borders & a recycled brick entry path; load & place broken concrete pavers; cut grass, weed eat, dig dirt & much more! Sidewalk Recycled Slate Border Brick Laying Collage

Cement Hauling CollageWe can't thank our volunteers enough for all their wonderful contributions.  Their work uplifts & sustains us all.

  • 06/20/2013
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

Shooting Elevations with Big Jim

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! 


  • 06/14/2013
  • Posted by Vincent Fedeli

River Work

JT Captures A Modern View as workers move a heavey lift crane through the Industrial Canal.