Hurricane Katrina Relief

Where:

Biloxi, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana

Focus:

 Rebuilding efforts  

In late August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina ripped through the  Gulf Coast. The nation watched as one of the largest natural disasters in the U.S. claimed homes and livelihoods of thousands of residents of the region. While New Orleans was the center of attention due to the major flooding, many of its neighbors to the east and west faced complete destruction. Years later, hundreds are still without homes but remain hopeful.

You can help to renew the face of the Gulf Coast and bring housing to a family in need! Habitat for Humanity provides on-site training and learning opportunities, so no construction skills or experience are required.

In order to get a more complete picture of the devastation, participants also travel to New Orleans, La. to meet with various community leaders, see the hurricane’s effect on the natural habitat through a Swamp Tour and get a taste of the Big Easy.

For more information, contact Liza Manjarrez by e-mail or call 512-448-8534. Read Frequently Asked Questions about Alternative Spring Break.

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