Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry

Alumni Service and Immersion Program to New Orleans

Monday, May 18-Sunday, May 24, 2015

Participant Cost: $250

In October of 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck the Atlantic seaboard and became the second-costliest hurricane in United States history.  Estimates as of March 2014 assess damage to have been over $68 billion, a total surpassed only by Hurricane Katrina.  There is still a great need in Rockaway for families that are unable to afford to rebuild their homes

Participants will be living in Jamaica, NY and serving with St. Bernard’s Project Friends of Rockaway Program, the community partner we served with on the Alumni Program in New Orleans post-Katrina.  Alumni will meet in NYC on Sunday, May 18th and will serve during the week, the program will conclude on Sunday. (There is flexibility in the schedule.) 

Our work with St. Bernard Project will be hands-on, Habitat-for-Humanity type service.  In addition we will serve a meal at a soup kitchen and connect with people most in need.  The week will allow time for alumni to slow down from their regular pace and reconnect with Canisius doing community service, allow time to discern your values, and connect with God.   There will be time to take in the sights and culture of New York City.  There will be a balance of service, immersion, community, prayer and reflection.

Learn more about St. Bernard Project Friends of Rockaway Program  

Cost: All participants are responsible for their own transportation to New York plus $250 program fee. Lodging and most meals are included.

For more information, contact Joe Van Volkenburg in Campus Ministry at 716-888-2875 or vanvolkj@canisius.edu.

Please apply below. Deadline April 1, 2015

 

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