lowernine.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to the long-term recovery of New Orleans’ historic Lower Ninth Ward from Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches of 2005.

Please take some time to explore our site and see how we are helping to rebuild New Orleans, and how you can help. We have a chance to build a solid foundation upon which the residents of the Lower Ninth Ward, and every other affected neighborhood, can stand as they recover from the storm and remake their communities stronger than before.

This year, we are going to raise $365 from 365 people with your help! Donate $365 once or donate $30.50 monthly – it’s less than $1 a day. With your help, we’ll continue rebuilding homes here for those displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Join the rebuild effort!

Lower Ninth Ward Tours

lowernine.org offers individual and small group neighborhood tours. The tour includes stops at Mississippi and Industrial Canal levees, a visit to one of lowernine.org’s open work sites and sights like Fats Domino’s home (pre-K). This tour is offered in exchange for a tax-deductible donation to our organization and all proceeds go to rebuilding homes in the Lower Ninth Ward. We schedule tours as reservations are made so the shorter the notice the harder it is to guarantee we’ll have availability- it’s a good idea to book tours a week in advance.