Our Mission Statement
"We strive to bring hope and comfort to those in our community who are considered the least, the last and the lost by providing volunteer services that offer the opportunity to change the lives of both the client and the volunteer."
The Greater New Orleans area has endured two major hurricanes (Katrina in 2005 and Isaac in 2012) in the past 8 years leaving thousands homeless and in great need. Most people are well aware of the damages caused by Hurricane Katrina, but most are not aware of the more than 40,000 homes that were damaged by Hurricane Isaac which impacted our area exactly 7 years to the day Hurricane Katrina struck. With so many weather related disasters around the country over the past several years, Epworth Project exists to keep volunteers from around the country mobilized so that the families in our area will not be forgotten. Our goal is to provide basic needs for those living in unfit conditions, whether the conditions are hurricane related or not. In addition to assisting disaster victims, Epworth Project assists the low income and elderly with home repairs and builds handicapped ramps for disabled citizens.
Epworth Project provides a full service mission experience for youth, college students, families, church groups, and adults of all ages. We can provide housing, food, transportation, tools and equipment, project management, and recreational activities to fit the needs of your particular group. We have learned that by letting our energetic, organized and highly trained staff attend to your needs, you are able to focus on the needs of the people who are the least, the last, and the lost.
As a volunteer, you will transform the lives of those you serve and, in turn, your life will be transformed. You will be working in the homes of many who have lost hope do not know what tomorrow will bring for them. You will become that hope as you spend time with them and you will walk with them on their journey to recovery. The knowledge that people care enough to come from afar is what has carried many of our citizens through these long years of recovery. You have the opportunity to be part of their journey and their story as an Epworth Project volunteer.
Epworth Project has gained national respect as we have hosted more than 95,000 volunteers and repaired more than 21,000 homes since 2005. Our work is far from being completed. Every day brings new applicants, new challenges, and new stories. Epworth Project will continue to serve those in need until our greatest resource, volunteers like you, run dry. We encourage you to come and be a part of this amazing ministry.
If an all-inclusive mission experience appeals to you, no matter your group size, we are currently taking reservations for 2013. Your trip can be tailored to include lodging, food, building supplies, worship, devotionals, project management, and recreation. We will help you connect the physical labor of serving someone to the unconditional love and grace of God.