New Orleans Service Trip
St. Bernard Project - New Orleans, LA
From January 9-15, 2011, fifteen members of the CSOM Honors Programs travelled to New Orleans, Louisiana for the first inaugural NOLA Service Trip. In conjunction with the St. Bernard Project, these students helped the victims of Hurricane Katrina by building a house for a family in need. The students were also given the opportunity to explore the rich and diverse culture of New Orleans.
A video has been made of the 2011 trip:
The St. Bernard project was founded in March 2006 by Zack Rosenburg and BC alum Liz McCartney after they visited and volunteered in St. Bernard Parish. Inspired by the residents’ collective spirit, openness and fierce desire to rebuild their lives and community, Zack and Liz decided to create an organization that would provide vital resources and support to families in a seamless and timely manner. The St. Bernard Project's programs and goals are directly driven by the needs expressed by the community members. Since 2006, the St. Bernard project has helped over 120 families (and counting) get back into their homes in New Orleans.