St. Bernard Project Day of Service
Sep 12, 2015
from 06:00 AM to 04:00 PM
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Ogden Honors College students
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The Ogden Honors 2015 Fall Service Project will be a day of volunteer work for the St. Bernard Project (SBP) in New Orleans. Volunteers will help to build houses for residents of low-income neighborhoods around New Orleans.
The St. Bernard Project was founded in March 2006 by Zack Rosenburg and Liz McCartney after the couple volunteered in St. Bernard Parish following Hurricane Katrina. Inspired by residents' collective spirit and fierce desire to rebuild their homes and communities, Zack and Liz launched SBP to help the community achieve its recovery goals.
SBP rebuilds homes in communities that have been devastate by natural disasters, and its programs also provide job training and employment in the construction trades to veterans, at-risk youth, ex-offenders, and other under-employed populations. Since 2006, SBP has rebuilt homes for over 900 families with the help of more than 100,000 volunteers in New Orleans, LA; Joplin, MO; Staten Island, NY; Rockaway, NY; and Monmouth County, NJ.
We will provide transportation and lunch. If you wish to sign up, please email Megan Scherrer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
For more info on the St. Bernard Project and its work in New Orleans, visit: http://www.stbernardproject.org/new-orleans.html.
Special appreciation to Shell, our 2015 Fall Service Project Partner.