Baton Rouge-Day 1

Travel Day- Today was the day that we are starting our trip to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I woke up at 3 am to finish packing and make Hannah S. breakfast. The bus was supposed to arrive at 4:30am because then we are able to pack the bus and leave at 5am. HOWEVER, the bus couldn’t [more…]

ASB Reflection

Hey everyone, I just finished up this ASB experience. On Thursday I went back to the food bank (we had the option between environmental and food bank). That night we got to experience a bit of Louisiana culture and shop as well. I loved the food bank the second day because the director is super [more…]

Baton Rouge

This alternative spring break trip to Louisiana has been fulfilling and eye opening. The first day of service was spent at a local food bank where we helped box food and unload new donations. We also stopped at an elementary school and entertained some students there during an after school program. The second and third [more…]

Adventures in Baton Rouge

I have had a busy last few days experiencing new and different things. I have met a variety of people in this short time, from weird camp directors to people who treat you like family. I loved getting to know new people. On, Monday I got to spend some time at a boys and girls [more…]

Day three

Today was an amazing day! It was our second day working with Helping Hands and I learned so many new things from my experience working with this organization. We worked on a house that was directly affected by the flood and did some interior fixes. For example, my small team worked on installing insulation and [more…]

Louisiana 3/20-22

This trip so far has definitely been an eye opening experience. I have had the opportunity to meet to many new people from not just my school but all over the country. I met people that give their lives to serve and help others making me want to go into nonprofit even more. One man [more…]

Baton Rouge Trip 3/22/2017

Day 1 (Sunday 3/19): Travel day, we watched 4 movies on the 16 hour bus ride. We stopped at the resturant Zaxby’s, and we traveled through Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Day 2 (Monday 3/20): Food bank- we went to Greater Baton Rouge which is a food bank. We helped put food into boxes [more…]

Blog 3/20-3/22

Hi guys, I’m Avery and this is my first time on Alternative Spring break. This trip has only been 3 days but it has been a blast! It’s so exciting to see both ASB and all the volunteers here that are dedicating their time to help the community. I’m so thankful to be apart of [more…]

Day 1 and 2

We arrived late Sunday night to a man with a big smile. We were fed pizza and got a short run down of what the trip was going to entail as well as the expectations for ourselves we should be on the lookout for. The man challenged us to take in each day and each [more…]

Preparing for the Trip

Our bus is leaving at 5 a.m., which means that I need to show up early.  However I want to be one of the first people on the bus and will be arriving at 4:30 a.m. instead.  Since it is early Sunday morning and I have already spent a week without drinking pop, that morning [more…]