Welcome to the website for Camp Restore! We hope that we can give you enough information about what we do here to help you in planning for your experience, whether you plan to serve in Baton Rouge, Detroit, or New Orleans.
The first group of volunteers pulled up to the parking lot of my church two weeks after Hurricane Katrina and they have not stopped. At Camp Restore we continue to work on restoring faith, home, and community. We do this by helping various organizations carry out their individual missions. Whether it is rebuilding a church for a community of faith; restoring a home where a person can come back to where they have spent a lifetime; replanting wetlands to protect the whole community; or helping the least among us with a hand, together we help bring hope and healing to people.
We are convinced that people who come to serve in Baton Rouge, Detroit and New Orleans help others, but also are helped in the process. The experience is a reciprocal one. Learning, loving, sharing, helping, planting, all are acts of faith in a future. Come on down and I am sure you too will know what I mean and feel the magic of New Orleans, Baton Rouge or Detroit in the process!
Pastor David Goodine
Executive Director, RAI Ministries (Camp Restore – New Orleans)