Common Ground Relief Building In The 9th Ward New Orleans

Common Ground Relief's mission is to create resilient Gulf Coast Communities that are environmentally sustainable, financially viable and personally cohesive. We fulfill this mission by helping residents build assets that support community transformation and renewal.

Common Ground Relief is a 501(c)(3), not for profit organization, headquartered in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. We run a diverse range of projects throughout Southern Louisiana, from wetlands restoration involving bottomland hardwood tree and marsh grass plantings to the installation of rainwater catchment systems for residential use to the rehab of architecturally significant houses throughout New Orleans and new energy efficient home construction. We educate local school children about culturally significant local food options and environmental science through our Garden of Eatin' and Meg Perry Healthy Soil projects. We continue to support free legal services for local residents.

In collaboration with locally owned Robert Wolfe Construction, we create employment opportunities for local residents as we work to rehab older houses, construct new homes for returning residents and elevate existing structures throughout Jefferson, Orleans and St. Bernard parishes.

Learn more about our contsruction program today.

After 28 years of wrongful incarceration, Common Ground Relief is working to help Calvin Duncan realize his dream of home ownership and to help mentor the formerly incarcerated.

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See what our volunteers do in their free time: Building a sailboat and planting marsh grasses all along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain

Learn more about the Wetlands Restoration program.

Watch this video made for us by Green Peace to see how Common Ground Relief and their volunteers are saving Louisiana's wetlands, one plant at a time.

Learn how you can volunteer!