1. What Wood You Do?
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were the most intense of the 2005 Hurricane Season. The KatRita Wood Project was founded to help displaced people rebuild their property and restart their lives. The organization commissions chainsaw artists to create art and furniture from salvaged trees that fell during the storms. The pieces are then sold or auctioned off, and the proceeds go to hurricane victims. How You Can Help: KWR needs able-bodied volunteers to assist in moving and hauling fallen trees or in selling finished pieces and contacting corporate sponsors. Artistic types can volunteer for KWR as wood and chainsaw workers to create the items that will be sold. Or you can support KatRita by purchasing a finished piece.