Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has taken his wife Adrienne and family, sons Joey and Jakob and friends Jason and Janna White to New Orleans to volunteer for the Habitat for Humanity project.Armstrong is communicating with the fans via www.greenday.net.
On his first day on the job, he wrote "today we worked at the upper 9th ward. I hung soffit over the front porch. I had to do some upside down hammering technique but we managed to get the job done. We felt a great sense of accomplishment when we finished. Before I nailed the last piece of soffit , I reached inside and wrote my name with a pencil and dated it.. Ben is a great construction leader. Jason was a great partner.. It was amazing to see everyone getting their hands dirty in good conscience, working together for the greater good".
Billie's wife Adrienne posted "It's early. Really early. We are still on California time. So its 4:30am. Today is our first day of building. Everyone is fired up and excited to start ! We are heading to a safety training/welcome before we begin our day with Habitat for Humanity".
"New Orleans is an unforgettable city. The people are warm and welcoming and the hospitality is unparalleled".
"We just had our safety meeting and its raining. We are going to drive to our site with our construction leader (Ben). The home we are working on has been in construction for 9 weeks with 2 weeks left!"
The Armstrong's will post daily updates as well as pictures to www.greenday.net.
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
Habitat has built more than 225,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1 million people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter.