Location: Hammond, LA
Cost: $115 per person (plus an additional fee for housing)
When: Spring, Summer, Fall
Work week: Mon – Fri
Open for: Colleges, churches, RV’s
Eligible group size: 5-20
Age restrictions: 16+
Skilled worksite supervision
RV Builders: RV sites available- contact RV Builders for additional information at email@example.com
Housing/Food: Your host will help identify affordable lodging accommodations (cost in addition to registration fee) and suggest meal arrangements. One option is a deeply discounted motel which provides complimentary breakfast. Several lunches may be provided by local residents. Lodging options include:
First Presbyterian Church of Hammond
411 W. Charles St.
Hammond LA 70401
Pastor Barry Chance
Kathy Newton – Lodging Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 337-298-8031
Suitable for about 20 people on air mattresses (or cots potentially) Indoor showers, laundry room included. Breakfast and one or two suppers included; volunteers may use church kitchen to prepare meals.
Old Zion Hill Baptist Church
25890 Hwy 442
Independence, LA 70443
Pastor Gary Dennis
Pam – Church Secretary
4 BR 2BA house that sleeps 20 on 8 bunk beds and 2 queen size beds. Volunteers prepare their own meals in full kitchen. Laundry room is equipped with washer and dryer.
Rosaryville Spirit Life Center
Suzette Callais, Director
39003 Rosaryville Rd.
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
Suitable for small or larger groups. Dorm-style housing. Daily continental breakfast and 2 suppers included. Suitable for small or large groups
About Ginger Ford Northshore Fuller Center: A very active Fuller Center for Housing with a ReUse Store and Thrift Shops on premises. Hammond is home to Southeastern Louisiana University (15,000 students strong) and Kliebert’s Alligator and Turtle Farm featured on the History Channel’s “Swamp People.” We are 30 minutes from Cajun Pride Swamp Tourse and one hour from The New Orleans French Quarter – home to Mardi Gras World, the National World War II Museum, streetcars, beignets, and incredible food and music. LSU-Baton rouge is less than an hour away. This region is known for great Southern Hospitality and this covenant partner is a top return destination for many of our groups.
Located less than an hour from New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Hammond is in an area fast becoming one of the newest suburbs for both cities. Ginger Ford Northshore serves all of Tangipahoa Parish and eastern Livingston Parish. Ginger Ford Northshore builds new homes and repairs existing ones through the Greater Blessing program. Volunteers also build many wheelchair ramps in the area for elderly and disabled residents. Two stores at 955 S. Morrison Blvd. in Hammond support the mission:
The ReUse Store specializes in construction supplies, furniture and large appliances.
The Fuller Shop sells house wares and decorative items for the home.