In The Community

2009 Project


For the third year in a row, Kaiser Permanente has partnered with HandsOn on the Gulf Coast Volunteer Project. This project is part of Kaiser Permanente’s long-term commitment to help the people of the Gulf Coast recover and rebuild after the devastating hurricanes of 2005.

The first group, working with HandsOn New Orleans during the week of May 17-23, converted former Sunday school classrooms into a primary care clinic for the working uninsured. The second group worked with HandsOn Gulf Coast in Biloxi, Mississippi May 25-29 and refurbished a historic home and grounds, along with other community projects.

Through pictures, photo essays, videos from Biloxi and New Orleans as well as notes from the field from our volunteers, we share inspiring glimpses of the recovery efforts.