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Diamond is located in Plaquemines Parish, south of New Orleans. Because Plaquemines Parish encompasses the first 70 miles of the Mississippi River it is host to several oil refineries.
Diamond sustained almost a direct hit by the eye of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Most buildings were destroyed. Because of the great displacement of the local population, many people are still doing the physical work of rebuilding their communities. MDS is repairing and rebuilding homes in the Plaquemines Parish as well as rebuilding homes of members of the Grand Bayou Community, a Native American community.
MDS has repaired numerous homes and has rebuilt nine homes in the last three years. The work continues in Plaquemines Parish and on homes in the Grand Bayou.
Enjoying the wonderful Bayou fellowship after the home dedications in late March.
Mary works on some of the finishing touches on a home in Diamone, La.
We started off the week with lots of sunshine and humidity. We had seven people come from northern Alberta and two men came from Ohio. The men from Ohio were carpenters and one of the men from Alberta was experienced in mudding....
24240 Diamond Road
Port Sulphur, LA 70083
Tel: (504) 564-6655
Fax: (504) 564-0068
Project Start Date: November 2006
Volunteers to Date: 2274
Jobs Started: 148
Jobs Completed: 148
Project End Date: April 2, 2011
Project is closed.
Volunteer Information: Please download and read the files listed below if you are planning and preparing for travel to work in Diamond.
Diamond Volunteer Information