Rebuilding Together’s 18th Annual Super Bowl Sanctioned Event – Kickoff to Rebuild 2013: New Orleans

KTRKickoff to Rebuild is an annual NFL sanctioned event hosted by Rebuilding Together. For 18 years, Rebuilding Together has partnered with the NFL in Super Bowl cities across the country, rebuilding houses and bringing together neighborhoods, home by home, block by block, because everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home.

Highlights included:

  • Rebuilding 10 homes in Algiers for veterans, teachers, athletes and other long-time community members.
  • Installing a new Carter’s Kids playground with Lowe’s.
  • Resource Fair with education and support for the community.
  • First annual Toolbelts+Tailgates, with tailgaters feeding volunteers and celebrity judges including Robert Royal, Garrett Hartley, and Stefani Vara.
  • Second Line with O’Perry Walker Brass Band leading the volunteers to lunch
  • And more! View the Facebook album or see even more pictures on Flickr!

We mobilized hundreds of volunteers, past and present NFL members and players, New Orleans community leaders, well-known national celebrities, and local and national sponsors to complete renovations on homes in the McClendonville Neighborhood of New Orleans.


Click on the links below to learn more about the event, see pictures, and to meet the community members whose homes were rebuilt in Algiers!

KTR 2013 Info Sheet





Lowe's Logo  
 SkillsUSA Louisiana  Woolard Family Foundation New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee
 NOLA City Council Seal

Media information: contact Janice Walker,

Sponsorship information: contact Amy Seusing,

Join us next year for Kickoff to Rebuild 2014 in NY/NJ!

Special Guests at Kickoff to Rebuild 2013 included:

  • Robert Royal, NFL legend and founder of the Robert Royal Foundation
  • Garrett Hartley, placekicker for the New Orleans Saints
  • Cameron Jordan, player for the New Orleans Saints
  • Akiem Hicks, player for the New Orleans Saints
  • Michael Higgins, player for the New Orleans Saints
  • Junior Galette, player for the New Orleans Saints
  • Isa Abdul-Quddus, player for the New Orleans Saints
  • Chris Clark, player for the Denver Broncos
  • Joique Bell, player for the Detroit Lions
  • Carter Oosterhouse, Carter’s Kids founder and HGTV star.
  • Stefani Vara, pop star
  • The Saintsations, New Orleans Saints Cheerleaders
  • Joan Higginbotham and Elnora Swayne, Lowe’s
  • Kathleen Thompson, CBRE
  • Steve Zimmer, United Way
  • Jon Gant and Matt Ammon, HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes.
  • Larry Rabalais, SkillsUSA
  • Lynda Wollard, Woolard Family Foundation
  • New Orleans City Councilmembers Palmer and Clarke
  • Joel Hamburg, TOY winner
  • Mark and Theresa Clement, MyFixItUpLife