December 11, 2007
A lot of TOH fans have been hoping that the show would do some work down in New Orleans to help with the post-Katrina rebuilding. Well, that time has come. As the Newton project draws to a close, the work on the next project, which TOH TV has already begun to document for shows that begin airing in January, revs up. This 1892 Italianate-style shotgun house is in the flood-ravaged Lower Ninth Ward, in a neighborhood on the banks of the Mississippi called Holy Cross.
Welcome to our homeowner Rashida Ferdinand, a 32-year-old ceramicist who's taking pre-med courses so she can apply for medical school next year. Stay tuned as she documents the craziness of trying to renovate in a former disaster area while also studying, teaching, and creating her art. It should prove to be an exciting ride!
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Rashida, I am sooo happy for you. Your house is beautiful and I know you will have much joy in it when you finish.
Ms Ferdinand,We need to talk. This is the type of winter home I want to have. Can you help me find one near your's ? The work is looking great, and I hope you will be in soon.
Your house is a piece of art. Congratulations!
Apart from the compliments I would also like to get your help in contacting your general contractor as I wish to start work as a sub contractor in New Orleans.
Please kidly note that I am a licensed contractor in MD doing all sorts of renovations remodeling and additions work.
Thanking you with best wishes.
Hi I am a member of an organization called LEEP-Leaders in Education, Emporwerment and Purpose and we have teamed together with Mack McClendon to assist him in raising funds for the building of the Lower 9th Ward Community Center. I am reaching out to you to see if you can help since you obviously have strong ties to the lower 9th ward. In assisting Mack with the building of the community center one of our fundraiser was a thing called "The Tree of LIFE". It is going to be a symbol in the foyer of the village and we were selling leaves and rocks for certain dollar amounts to raise funds for the center. This venture will cost us about $8000.00 up front to start this "Tree of LIFE", which we now feel that $8000.00 dollars can be put to better use somewhere else in the center. I have had a thought that you may be able to assist in this venture at a minimal cost. We were wondering if you would be interested in helping us on this project by doing the leaves on the tree and rocks of support around the base in ceramics? We have other artisty people who can probably draw and paint the tree on the wall if that is outside of your realm. We may also be able to get your supplies for this endeavor donated. It would also get your artistic talents displayed in the area and it would be a way in which you could give back to your own community. I would really like to here from you about this venture. I will be contacting Mack and Dar MOnday April 21 at the village so if you drop by to speak with them about this they will know what you are talking about. If you would like to contact me directly my home # is 804 778-7279. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org Cant wait to hear you thoughts on this ventrue. In great anticipation, Melanie Scruton