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.

Preserving the culture of New Orleans: Volunteering, Wetlands Restoration & Education, Architectural Preservation - Remodeling & New Construction and Free Legal Aid

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, from historic preservation and new home construction, to wetlands restoration installations and education programs, and construction of rainwater management systems for residential and commercial uses. We also educate local school children about culturally significant local food options and environmental science with our Garden of Eatin' and Meg Perry Healthy Soil projects.

In partnership with Robert Wolfe Construction, we work to elevate existing houses and construct new ones for returning residents throughout Orleans, St. Bernard and Jefferson parishes.

Take a look at the slideshow to see some of our completed New Construction and House Raising Projects.

To learn more about our New Home Construction, click here.

If you have construction skills, consider volunteering!

We are providing services to a variety of cultural institutions in the Greater New Orleans Area.

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!