On Wednesday, October 6, NOAHH celebrated the raising of the walls at 8617 Green St. in the Hollygrove neighborhood, marking the beginning of construction of our 19th home in that area. The home was sponsored by Cynthia Tucker and Jamison Tucker, whose contribution to fighting poverty housing is all the more inspiring for her being from individuals. Their donation will help partner family Joynell Day earn a Habitat home .
Ms. Day is the proud mother of a 6 month old girl named Jayla. Ms. Day attends Southern University at New Orleans and works full-time at Interim LSU Public Hospital where she is employed in the Central Material Supply Department. During Hurricane Katrina, she initially stayed with relatives in St. Francisville, LA, but came back to the city soon afterward and stayed in a FEMA trailer before finding somewhere else to stay. Now she is training to be a nurse specializing in OB GYN and working hard on her future home.