Then & Now ...

To Our Supporters Then & Now ...

It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina nearly destroyed our City, particularly when I look around at a bustling community full of energy and activity.

In the midst of the many commemorations and remembrances, my mind goes to the amazing people, like you, whose generosity of time, money and spirit helped us recover and rebuild in those very scary early days. Because of you, The Pro Bono Project was able to get back on its feet and assist the so many New Orleanians in need.

  • Because of YOU, The Project was able to help more than 6,317 people obtain clear title to their homes so that they could rebuild their houses and their lives - realizing over $14 million in economic benefit to clients.
  • Because of YOU, The Project helped more than 350 people navigate the murky and choppy waters of the FEMA and Road Home programs.
  • Because of YOU, The Project has helped more than 423 low wage workers fight for the monies owed to them for their hard work in assisting with the recovery.
  • Because of YOU, today, The Project is a vibrant organization with more than 1,800 registered volunteers.

Unfortunately, the need for our services remains as strong as ever. Today, we are tackling new areas of the law, including claims related to the BP oil spill and assisting the many unaccompanied minors who have arrived in our area in recent months.

However, without YOU and your commitment to helping The Project and our region recover and rebuild, none of this would be possible. Although our work continues, today we must reflect on how far we've come and be grateful for all of those who helped us get here.

Thank you for your role in helping The Project and our City rebuild. We are forever grateful.*

Warm regards,


Rachel Piercey
Executive Director

In commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we’ll pay tribute to the many people who came to the aid of The Pro Bono Project in the days after Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of our beloved City.

We’ll also recount some of the many stories from the moment when we realized that both our clients and our volunteers were spread across the country, as was our entire population, right up until the present day.

While Hurricane Katrina is long gone, the aftermath still lingers on.