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Top: Burnell Colton founded a variety store to serve his Lower 9th Ward neighbors. “My dream is to get my neighborhood up to speed so that people can come back,” he said.
Second from top: Victoria Goff, ABHMS national coordinator, Volunteer Mobilization Ministries, felt it was important for volunteers to help at Colton’s store because the Lower 9th Ward was a food desert.
Third from top: Signage outside Colton’s store indicates various services offered inside.
Second from bottom: A volunteer paints a picnic table behind Colton’s store.
Bottom: Volunteers work in the abandoned building that will become Colton’s Internet café.