A group from SE Michigan Congregational Churches has been traveling to Louisiana every year since Hurricane Katrina. (One year we went to Baton Rouge, after severe flooding there, but otherwise to New Orleans.) This year we will again return to New Orleans.
We work with SBP (http://sbpusa.org/where-we-help/new-orleans-la). This organization was founded after Katrina to help with recovery. It has since branched out, but has the same mission -- shortening the time between disaster and recovery. There is still work to be done in New Orleans, helping low income residents recover from Katrina and subsequent events (such as tornadoes in 2017).
The work is usually helping to restore a damaged home (last year it was a woman's house damaged by the 2017 tornado). Some years it is new construction, intended to be sold to a low-income family upon completion. The work we do is generally light and does not require a construction or repair background. We've done painting, hanging drywall, installing insulation, etc. SBP workers are with us on site and provide tools and instruction. (This year it was painting, flooring, and hanging drywall.)
We stay at Camp Restore (https://camprestore.org/neworleans/). This former church campus has been hosting mission groups like ours since Katrina struck. In addition to sleeping quarters, Camp Restore serves breakfast and dinner and provides a sack lunch (although we ate out two evenings).
This year we worked in New Orleans from February 25 to March 1. A group drove from Michigan, while some volunteers made their own way, either flying down and back or driving and making a vacation of it before or after our mission work. (Note that Mardi Gras was the week after our mission.)
Happily, it was another safe, successful, meaningful mission trip, working on housing and recovery for those in need.