Why Rebuild New Orleans?
Our economic impact.
Founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Beacon of Hope provides a model for recovery in neighborhoods devastated by disaster. Encouraging civic action, fostering repopulation, providing information and resources is the foundation on which we build and grow. Beacon of Hope empowers residents to facilitate their own recovery while providing a hub of resident driven activities and a safe environment to create the synergy essential for restoring viable neighborhoods and improving the overall quality of life for residents.
Following Hurricane Katrina, Denise and Doug Thornton opened their partially rebuilt home as a respite for their weary neighbors who were facing the rebuilding process without help.
Beacon of Hope Resource Center provides a M.O.D.E.L. for recovery that empowers residents to facilitate their own recovery while providing resident-led systems that restore neighborhoods.
The Beacon of Hope Resource Center has been featured in a wide range of national and local media. These stories warm our hearts as we continue to help revitalize neighborhoods.