During its “Day of Service” Oct. 24, in conjunction with the PHCC annual convention, 40 members participated with Rebuilding Together New Orleans to help renovate the exterior of a Mid-City home that was damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
During its “Day of Service” Oct.
24, in conjunction with the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National
Association annual convention, 40 PHCC members participated with Rebuilding
Together New Orleans (www.RTNO.org) to help renovate
the exterior of a Mid-City home that was damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
contractors, spouses and staff scraped walls and applied primer to the
shotgun-style house owned by Patricia and Leonard
Johnson, who had lived in the home for 20 years until August
2005. During the flooding, the Johnson were rescued and transported to Houston and eventually moved to Georgia for a year. They returned
to live in a FEMA trailer near their house until the structure was again
has partnered with Rebuilding Together for the last few years, particularly
through our state and local chapters across the country, this was the first time
we approached a project on a national level,” said Ike Casey,
PHCC executive vice president. “We enjoyed being part of such a worthwhile
effort, and were very pleased to see how much the homeowners appreciated the
In addition to
the day of service, PHCC recruited companies to contribute more than $10,000 of in-kind donations including: faucets,
toilets, tank-less water heaters and other plumbing fixtures for use in the
homes RTNO rebuilds and repairs. Participating companies were Accubid Systems,
Barnett Pro Contractor Supplies, Bemis Mfg., InSinkErator, Gerber Plumbing
Fixtures, Noritz, and Viega.
RTNO plans to
rebuild 200 homes this fiscal year, doubling its completed homes from last year
and matching the 200 homes rebuilt in total since Hurricane Katrina.
PHCC Helps Renovate Flood-Damaged New Orleans Home
November 5, 2009