Lower Ninth Ward Village
The Lower Ninth Ward Village is a 501(c)3 in the Lower Ninth Ward that serves as a hub where all community members can access or create essential resources to empower themselves, be self-sufficient, become whole after Katrina and beyond, and sustain an equitable quality of life.
Greetings Friends and Neighbors!
As you can see, changes are occuring at the Lower Ninth Ward Village! Progress is being made to make the Village a fully operational community hub. Take a look at our website to see what we are doing in the Lower Ninth Ward and what you can do!
Lower 9th Ward Village’s
Help us reach our goal of $250,00 necessary to help fulfill our mission! Donate now and read our letter from Mack below(or click the link to see the original letter)
December 16, 2011
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina stuck New Orleans, becoming one of the most devastating natural disasters in history. The Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans was one of the hardest hit communities, with the storm displacing almost all of its residents. To this day, the community still has not been rebuilt and residents are still not in their homes. Although there are numerous organizations working to bring the community back to normalcy, most are unsuccessful because they have no connection with the community members. The Lower 9th Ward Village is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, that was founded, owned, and operated by a member of the community, Ward “Mack” McClendon. The mission of the Lower Ninth Ward Village is to serve as a hub where all community members can access or create essential resources to empower themselves, be self-sufficient, become whole after Katrina and beyond, and sustain an equitable quality of life. The Lower Ninth Ward Village is a not only a community resource center, but a volunteer coordinating center for those looking to give back to the Lower Ninth Ward community. Although this community is no longer attracting media attention since the storm, that does not mean normalcy has been reached. For many people, the Lower Ninth Ward is out of sight and out of mind; many no longer care because they do not see the struggle.
We are asking for your sponsorship to maintain and sustain the efforts of the Lower Ninth Ward Village. We need your support of funds to help the people of the community, a people that “care” forgot after the devastating Hurricane Katrina. The survival of the Lower 9th Ward Village depends on you. We have not received any grant money and are depending on the in-kind donations of those who care. Our goal is to reach $250,000 by March 2012 to help fulfill our mission. There is a sense of urgency in this matter as the future of this organization depends on your support. We are looking to purchase the facility and hire the staff necessary to carry out the programs that our community desperately needs.
You may donate monthly or contribute a one-time donation through our website(www.lower9thwardvillage.org) or by check made out to the Lower 9th Ward Village. Donations are tax exempt. Updates on funds raised and the progression of the Lower 9th Ward Village and surrounding community will be posted on our website homepage and within the “News” section of the site. Thank you and we appreciate your support in advance. If you have supported the Lower 9th Ward Village in the past, we need your help now more than ever.