Alumni Service and Immersion Program to New Orleans
Monday, May 20, 2013 - Sunday, May 26/ Monday 27, 2013**
** The program formally ends on Sunday, May 26, at noon (There is flexibility in the schedule)
In August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck Mississippi and New Orleans causing catastrophic damage and killing over one thousand people. Even after all these years, about 25 percent of the homes in New Orleans are still unoccupied and need restoration.
Each May since 2007, a group of Canisius alumni and staff have journeyed to New Orleans for a week of service and solidarity with the people who are still recovering from the tragedy of Katrina. The program includes direct community service and cultural immersion.
In addition to our community service, our program involves connecting with the people we are helping and listening to their experiences. Participants have learned about others and themselves and have emerged with a profound sense of gratitude. People often find they encounter God most directly through service to others.
Cost: All participants are responsible for their own transportation to New Orleans plus $200. Lodging and most meals are included.
The attached photo essay tells the story of our shared experiences and our program objectives. (Adobe Acrobat)
For more information, contact Joe Van Volkenburg in Campus Ministry at 716-888-2875 or email@example.com.