This photo was snapped yesterday, July 9, at the weekly Monday morning planning session of LowerNine.org, a nonprofit that fixes up people's houses. On the left is executive director Laura Paul.
LowerNine.org volunteers have helped more than 100 families from the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans get back into their damaged homes. If you feel like donating, please do! These kids have a lot of heart, but money is needed for supplies like paint and sheetrock and insulation.
(Disclaimer: My husband Bill is president of the group's board of directors, and they held their board meeting in our house last night.)
Here's a video showing the results of their work. Miss Mary is home!