I posted way back in January about this extraordinary project in this hopes of having people getting interested and searching within themselves of how they might contribute. The post was So, What DOES Raleigh and Brad Pitt Have in Common??? While that post may have been about the correlation between Raleigh and Brad Pitt the subtext of the post was serious.
And now, on a more somber note and with a genuine request from the heart, I ask that you revisit Make It Right 9. As a result of the greatest natural disaster in U.S. history, Make It Right 9 formed to help rebuild the Lower Ninth Ward. It wasn't (and isn't) a typical rebuild. It is a project about re-building green and affordable housing. The MIR (Make It Right) project focuses on the goal of constructing 150 homes (one of the larger rebuilding projects in the city), with an emphasis on developing an affordable system that could be replicated.
In addition to the MIR project there is The Pink Project. * Pink is a virtual city of Hope. A hybrid of art, architecture, cinema and media, Pink is conceived as an informational, commemorative, communication tool which raises awareness and activates individual participation to heal local wounds in need of global aid. *From The Pink Project website
Make It Right 9 needed us then and they still need us now. My only hope and prayer is that they don't lose all of their efforts to the impending Hurrcanes Gustav and Hannah.
For more information please visit the various links throughout this post or watch the several videos that I have gathered.
Thanks so much Rainers!