Health Center News

NACHC/PCAs Lend a Hand in St. Bernard Parish

anitamonianpressreleaseVolunteers from The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and state Primary Care Associations (PCAs) spent an afternoon helping to rebuild homes in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. The St. Bernard Project (SBP) is a nonprofit, community-based organization that began rebuilding homes in August 2006 after they were damaged by floodwaters from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. The mission of the St. Bernard stbernardprojectProject is to remove barriers for families who wish to move back into their homes. Over 60 NACHC and PCA volunteers turned out to hang drywall, mud and sand walls as part of a daylong volunteer project for the 2008 Annual Community Health Institute (CHI) and Expo, now underway in New Orleans, LA. The effort also raised almost $10,000 in funds for the project. To find out more about the St. Bernard Project visit here.
Photo: Anita Monoian, NACHC Board Chair-Elect, of Yakima Neighborhood Health Services, in Yakima, WA, helps out in St. Bernard Parish.