Baton Rouge Trip

Day 1: On the first day of the trip we arrived at the biggest food bank that I have ever seen and the manager showed us around, he explained where the water level was at the food bank and how bad it was in the last year. He explained where all the food comes from [more…]

27 New Friends

When Spring Break is mentioned to college students, not many dream of spending it installing insulation and hanging drywall. However, that’s exactly how 28 of us chose to spend our spring break this year and we wouldn’t of had it any other way. Traveling for 16 hours in a bus to spend four days giving [more…]

Baton Rouge – Day 4

Thursday, our organization had a change of plans. Instead of going back to work with All Hands, we split into 2 groups. One group did environmental work (clearing trails and landscaping) and the second group went back to the food bank. I was a part of the second group and we were joined by a [more…]

Baton Rouge – Day 2 & 3

Tuesday and Wednesday we woke up bright and early to┬ábe sent to work with a volunteer program known as All Hands Volunteers. All Hands is a non-profit organization that addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. The group I was assigned to went to a woman’s house, Miss Shirley, to [more…]

Baton Rouge – Day 1

On Monday, our first day after arriving in Louisiana, we were sent to work with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Marc, who was a general manager of the operation, told us how the flood waters had impacted their business by washing away or damaging a majority of the donated goods. Here we were put [more…]

The spring break you cant forget instead of the one you cant remember

“Fortunate enough to give back to the less fortunate” This spring break i was fortune enough to take my week and be a disaster relief volunteer in Baton Rouge. For those who don’t know last summer Baton Rouge got hit with the a major flood being the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy. I spent [more…]

ASB 2017 Louisiana

The trip was everything and more that I had hoped for. The most impactful moment of the whole thing was hearing the stories of the people we were helping. The house that I helped dry wall on Tuesday and Wednesday belonged to Tara, who had grew up in the house. She told me every detail [more…]

Baton Rouge 3/21/17

We woke up around 6am this morning to eat breakfast and get ready to leave for the All Hands Base. All Hands is a disaster relief non-profit that helps communities that have been affected by natural disasters. They are currently helping in Detroit, Baton Rouge, Nepal, and many other locations. We had a brief introduction [more…]

Baton Rouge 3/20/17

After a long 16 hour trip, we arrived at Camp Istrouma outside of Baton Rouge. This was the first service day for us and we went to the Greater Baton Rouge food bank and the boys and girls club at a local school. At the food bank we were first given a tour of the [more…]