Cooking Up a Storm

Posted on March 23rd, 2008 in Community Service, New Orleans by onsite

Most Tuesdays we head over to the Community Center of Saint Bernard Parish where we cook and serve dinner. On Tuesday February 26th our volunteers cooked up one of the best meals the residents had eaten there. Special thanks to Eli for heading the kitchen crew.

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Hautings and The Boot

Posted on March 23rd, 2008 in New Orleans, Outings, Tours and Events by onsite

Our Canadian volunteers worked very hard during the day and had a great time seeing the fun side of New Orleans at night. On Monday February 25th OnSite organized a haunted history tour of the French Quarter in the evening. As the tour ended in Jackson Square the group came across this wonderful street performer who plays music on water goblets.

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Tuesday we all went to The Boot in the Garden District and had a blast.

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Video - Oh Canada

Posted on March 23rd, 2008 in New Orleans, Outings, Tours and Events by onsite

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Canadians and Crawfish

Posted on March 23rd, 2008 in New Orleans, Other information by onsite

As a thank you to our wonderful UWO volunteers we showed up on their last day with crawfish and Mardi Gras beads. Of course we gave them a lesson on the NOLA way to eat crawfish! Thank you to Amy, Alex, Nabila, Jason, Syeeda, Charu, Biju, Matt, Sneha, Charlotte, Brandon, Jordan, Danny, Jonny, Meredith, Lauren, Danielle, Katina, Shannon, Heather, Jenny and Jakob.

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Genevieve couldn’t help the Flavor Flave clock!

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Video - University of Western Ontario Volunteers at Work

Posted on March 23rd, 2008 in New Orleans, Relief Work by onsite

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Go Canada Go!!

Posted on March 23rd, 2008 in New Orleans, Relief Work by onsite

On Thursday February 28th, 2008 our volunteers from the University of Western Ontario helped to gut a house owned by Rev. D.K. Smith. Great job guys!

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Below: Ben, our project manager takes a call.

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Some of the women help to save the delicate china and glassware.

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The guys in the rafters; kicking down the ceiling.

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Canada Eh!?

Posted on March 23rd, 2008 in New Orleans, Relief Work by onsite

Throughout the week of February 25th-28th, 2008 our group of volunteers from the University of Western Ontario worked at Valerie’s house on Van Ave. in Gentilly. They helped Scott, our volunteer contractor, with hanging, taping, mudding and sanding¬† sheet rock.

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Canadian Invasion

Posted on March 23rd, 2008 in New Orleans, Relief Work by onsite

On Monday February 25th, 2008 the Canadians invaded the Lower 9th Ward with OnSite Relief. A group of 22 students from the University of Western Ontario came to volunteer and made the week one of our best, so far.

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On their first day we split up the group among a number of different
projects including scraping and painting at the Dixon’s…

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Sheetrock finishing at Ms. Carolyn Parker’s…

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and scraping a house with Lower Nine.

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Cargill Volunteers - Video

Posted on March 1st, 2008 in New Orleans, Relief Work by onsite

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Cargill Employees Gut a House

Posted on March 1st, 2008 in New Orleans, Relief Work by onsite

 Thursday February 21st Cargill Employees from across the US volunteered with us and helped finish the gutting of a home on Deslonde in the Lower 9th Ward. They were such great workers that they finished in about 4 hours and filled 2 dumpsters to the brim.

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