The post-Katrina recovery of the Gulf Coast is expected to take
approximately 12 years. Hands On Gulf Coast is partnering
with local agencies to help get residents back in their homes as soon as possible.
Under the careful guidance of our building coordinator, Hands On Gulf Coast
is putting residents back into their homes. We've completed a few homes through unique partnerships with
Bridge to Biloxi, and most recently The Guiding Light.
If you already know
how to hang drywall, paint, or trim doors, perfect! We can put your right to work. On the other hand, if
you've never swung a hammer, don't let that intimidate you. Our AmeriCorps crew leaders will teach you what you need to know.
We work on all phases of the house from framing to hanging drywall to putting on the final trim around doorways and windows. We can fit your skill and interest into many of the stages of building.
more about housing projects and partnerships.
Mold removal is one of the most important aspects of post-
Katrina rebuilding. Flooded homes, Mississippi heat, and Gulf-Coast
humidity have combined to create conditions for unparalleled mold growth. If not removed correctly, mold spores can exacerbate
asthma, and cause
a host of other respiratory problems. Young children and the elderly are most suseptable to mold-induce health conditions.
At Hands On Gulf Coast, we pride ourselves in a mold job well done and view it as a our most
important campaign in the relief process as it allows the home owner to begin rebuilding their homes.