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Subject: Volunteers sought for building conservation

Volunteers sought for building conservation

From: Jamie Donahoe <jmdonahoe<-a>
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Volunteers Needed to Help Rebuild Historic Neighborhoods
Boulder, Colorado

Heritage Conservation Network issued a call for volunteers yesterday
as the organization finalized details for a series of hands-on
building conservation workshop in hurricane-ravaged sections of Bay
St. Louis, Mississippi and New Orleans. Beginning January 2, 2006
and continuing weekly through at least March, workshop participants
will get involved first hand in preserving and repairing houses in
historic districts, working with a technical expert and alongside
local residents.

No preservation or construction experience is necessary, just a
desire to make a difference and an ability to work hard. Groups are
particularly encouraged to participate. Participants must pay their
own travel expenses and a minimal fee to cover housing, food, and
insurance expenses. Complete details are available at

HCN is working in association with the Neighborhood Story Project,
the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, the Preservation
Trades Network, and Architecture for Humanity to coordinate this
relief effort. They hope to bring in a crew of 10-12 volunteers each
week to help rebuild people's homes and businesses--and their lives.

Heritage Conservation Network is a non-profit organization dedicated
to the preservation of architectural heritage around the world.
Through a network of technical experts, volunteers, and community
members, HCN aims to increase the effectiveness of preservation
efforts at the local level.

Ms. Jamie Donahoe
Heritage Conservation Network
International Hands-on Workshops
for Architectural and Site Conservation
1557 North Street
Boulder, Colorado 80304

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:29
                 Distributed: Tuesday, December 6, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-19-29-031
Received on Wednesday, 30 November, 2005

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