Issue Area: Urban Restoration
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
About: For the tenth consecutive year following Hurricane Katrina, 50 members of the GW community will travel to New Orleans to work on rebuilding homes in the areas of this southern city that continue to suffer from the disaster. Over Spring Break, NOLA participants will work with Habitat for Humanity to aid in the construction and repair of homes for low-income home-owners. Once each day of volunteering is completed, we will all have the opportunity to “Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler” by exploring the unique Nawlins’ culture at night in the French Quarter, by conducting meaningful reflections about our service and bonding as a group, and by concluding our trip with a visit to the famous Rock ‘n’ Bowl with live jazz bowling rink.
Participant Cost: $400
Fundraising Effort: Low
Number of Participants: 44
Leaders: Madeleine Pye, Sean Knudsen, Gabriela Whonder, and Cady Trvalik