picnics, dinners & nights on the town

Posted on October 25th, 2010 in New Orleans, Outings, Tours and Events by onsite

One of the reasons we started organizing volunteers in New Orleans was to expose them to the local culture, food and people. This season we continued to have weekly picnics, dinners and nights out so that our volunteers would see first hand why it was so important to help this city get back on track. Many fell in love with New Orleans in the process.

Thanks again to all the volunteers…this wonderful city would not be what it is today without your help.

Traverse City girls help out

Posted on October 25th, 2010 in New Orleans, Relief Work by onsite

A great group of girls from Traverse City Michigan came down to help us finish our last project of the season. Thanks again for all your help!

Med students return to help

Posted on June 30th, 2010 in New Orleans, Relief Work by onsite

The last week in March we had Ohio students from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine come help us out. This year the school organized over 50 students with the help and inspiration of 4 volunteers from 2009. Thanks again to Sonia, Dan, Meagan and Casey for making this year a success.

Texas A&M volunteers

Posted on June 29th, 2010 in New Orleans, Relief Work by onsite

Texas A&M sent us a wonderful group of volunteers and with their help we were able to complete the painting on our first home for 2010. It can cost as much as $10,000 to paint a home in New Orleans so our volunteers are giving a gift that these families would never be able to afford. One homeowner said that it was the best gift anyone had ever given him. That one testimonial reinforces that we’re doing something special in this city.

Vanderbilt University helps out

Posted on June 29th, 2010 in New Orleans, Relief Work by onsite

We continued painting the second week in March. It rained one day so we showed our volunteers how to make beignets. They loved them.

Mardi Gras & The Saints…who dat?

Posted on June 29th, 2010 in New Orleans, Outings, Tours and Events by onsite

The New Orleans Saints winning the Super Bowl this year made the month of February one to remember. Just about everyone in the greater New Orleans area was out for the street party. What an amazing thing to happen to such a special city.

University of Michigan returns to help

Posted on June 29th, 2010 in New Orleans, Relief Work by onsite

We had a wonderful group of students come volunteer the last week of February from University of Michigan. We found it so amazing how the members of this group didn’t know each other before their trip and were singing “kum bay ya” by the end of it. Maybe it was the mojo? Hope to see you next year!

Americorps Wisconsin starts our year off

Posted on June 29th, 2010 in New Orleans, Relief Work by onsite

The first week of February we hosted a group from Madison Wisconsin. They started our painting project off and it was a really cold week. Thanks for all your help!

Larry & Sue help the Bunche Academy

Posted on September 22nd, 2009 in New Orleans, Relief Work by onsite

Onsite volunteers Larry and Sue came back to New Orleans on two occasions this summer to help a local school rebuild its library. The students pitched in to build a number of needed book shelves. Thanks again to Larry and Sue for donating their time and money to this good cause.

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Volunteers do some “EXTRA” work

Posted on April 19th, 2009 in New Orleans, Outings, Tours and Events by onsite

On Wednesday March 25th we took some of our volunteers out to watch the filming of a new HBO series named “Treme” at Vaughn’s Bar in Bywater. Four of our volunteers were lucky enough to be placed in the scene and also had a chance to meet Elvis Costello who was playing himself in the pilot episode. Here are some photos:

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