Posted on September 6, 2012 at 5:08 PM
Dominic Massa / Eyewitness News
Beacon of Hope, the volunteer group and neighborhood revitalization force born out of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, is organizing a volunteer cleanup day in St. John the Baptist Parish for Hurricane Isaac victims this weekend.
Volunteers will gut and clear out flooded homes, remove debris and help homeowners affected by Isaac’s floodwaters.
On Saturday and Sunday, volunteers should meet at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 529 West 5th Street, LaPlace. The cleanup effort begins at 8:30 a.m. and will last until 3 p.m. on both days.
On Saturday and Sunday, volunteer assignments, including house locations, will be handed out during a short briefing.
Organizers said they will have a supply of gloves, masks and other necessary equipment on site based on registration, but they encourage volunteers to bring their own shovels, hammers, crowbars, gloves, goggles, and a wheelbarrow if possible.
Monetary donations are also sought for resources and supplies to assist in the cleanup efforts. Visit beaconofhopenola.org to donate.