Kerrigan Adwell Blog 3

Since being in New Orleans I have gotten to see and experience many new things. One place I got to visit was the lower ninth ward. This was where Katrina hit the worst and where the least amount of reconstruction was done afterwards. While being there I got to see many of the houses that [more…]

Kerrigan Adwell Blog 2

Today I got to help clean up and clear out an all organic garden. The garden needed to be redone so they could start building all of the new materials and growing the new plants. To do this everyone helped do a variety of different jobs including: pulling weeds, digging up plants to replant, digging [more…]

Selina Talmadge Blog 3

As sad as I am that this trip with Alternative Spring Break has come to an end, I can’t help but smile. I may sound like a broken record, but this trip has changed my life and been one that I will certainly never ever forget. Wednesday we were able to ride Kat’s grandparents sailboat [more…]

Blog 2 Abby Snyder

This picture was taken at one of the community gardens we helped out with. The head gardener told us that when she took over it was “like a jungle” and needed a lot of work. We don’t have a before shot, but TRUST ME when I say it looks like a completely different garden compared [more…]

Kaitlyn Petr Blog 2

On Tuesday we went to Miss Janette’s house. While we were there we repainted the window frames and we scraped paint from the window panes that had old paint. I really enjoyed this experience. I got to talk to Miss Janette and learn some new experiences. For example what touched me the most are her [more…]

Zach Ragan Blog 2

On Wednesday March 25th, we went to an organic community garden. They had many projects set up for us that day including: clearing vines from fences, uprooting banana trees, moving bricks, leveling the ground, and digging trenches. The plan for this garden was to make raised beds to utilize space and not have to deal [more…]

Shea Zion blog

One of the things I’ve liked best about this trip are the personal stories that NOLA citizens have told. We’ve had the chance to speak to several people who’ve been able to tell us their version of Hurricane Katrina. Our volunteer leader told us his story about having to come back and get whatever wasn’t [more…]

Selina Talmadge Blog 2

Wow! What a great last couple of days. So many exciting and new experiences have occurred and I feel so blessed because of them. Tuesday we worked on the burned house. This part of the house project has almost come to a close. It is very rewarding, yet sad to see what came out of [more…]

Zach Ragan Blog 1

On Tuesday March 24th, part of our group went to Ms. Janette’s house to scrap and paint different parts of the house. Ms. Janette is very active throughout the community, so United Saints decided it was time someone did something for her. I enjoyed learning about the history of her house and being able to [more…]

Kaitlyn Petr

On Monday we spent the day at the house that had just been finished being rebuilt when it experienced a horrible fire. In this fire, the woman lost more than just her home she lost her child and her dog. While at this projected we gutted the inside of her home. We were told to [more…]