The mission of the United Saints Recovery Project is to assist communities that have suffered damage from natural disasters, helping residents return home, improve their quality of life, and strengthen their communities. We do this with the help of local, national, and international volunteers, assisting homeowners in rehabilitating and rebuilding their homes, and engaging those homeowners in our effort to promote volunteerism within the community. United Saints is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Formed in 2007 in New Orleans, the United Saints was born out of a need for assistance following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans with a devastating blow, one from which the city is still recovering. The housing needs of many residents , especially in the poorer neighborhoods, remain unmet. United Saints’ mission is to build and repair houses, helping to facilitate emotional healing.
By providing economically disadvantaged residents with resources and encouragement, we can restore a sense of community pride. As volunteers, we grow personally through the experience of caring, and the giving of our hands and our hearts.
The United Saints is also working to assist homeowners in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and surrounding areas after a mile-wide tornado struck the region. In the aftermath of the storms, the United Saints were able to mobilize a team of emergency relief volunteers and were actively providing services in the most crucial time of need.
As a result of the impact of our organization and the collective efforts of the community, the United Saints are now established as a permanent fixture in the city of Tuscaloosa to continue to lead volunteers in rebuilding efforts and strengthen our partnerships with local organizations.
The United Saints Recovery Project brings great experience to the Tuscaloosa recovery project. To date, the USRP has completed over 100 rehab projects in New Orleans since 2008 and safely managed thousands of volunteers in rebuilding and recovery projects. In addition to our experience in New Orleans, The United Saints was one of the first responders to the deadly April tornadoes.
We are experienced in volunteer management, constructions, and understand the importance of creating strong partnerships and aligning with the needs of the local community.
We strive to match the needs of this community and to lift Tuscaloosa to its healthy and vibrant potential. We look forward to our two office locations working together to help foster community recovery and healing.