K+10: Camp Restore at Prince of Peace

August 4th, 2015 by in Blogs, The Latest

August 4, 2015- Since our creation in 2006, the campus of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church along Chef Menteur Hwy in New Orleans East has been our home. While some things have stayed the same (the laundry room), others have seen significant change over the past nine years. Here’s a look past-and-present.

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K+10: Restoring Community

June 7th, 2015 by in Blogs, The Latest

June 7, 2015- As we join in and learn from the ongoing rebirth of New Orleans, we have the opportunity to weave together and strengthen our story and connectedness as a nation.

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K+10: Restoration is a Two-Way Street

April 29th, 2015 by in Blogs, The Latest

April 29, 2015- Since 2006, over 25,000 volunteers of all ages, coming from all 50 states and upwards of 30 foreign countries, have called Camp Restore home. Here are some themes from the past decade of volunteering.

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K+10: Tree Planting and Wetlands Restoration

March 5th, 2015 by in Blogs, The Latest

March 5, 2015- Levees aren’t the only means of protecting areas from hurricanes. Wetlands – especially tree-filled swamps – are natural barriers that can be highly effective at blocking storm surge (when healthy), and it was within such an environment that New Orleans was first built.

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K+10: New Orleans Levees and Flood Protection

November 10th, 2014 by in Blogs, The Latest

November 10, 2014- New Orleans was devastated by floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 due to multiple levee failures; moving forward, improvements are being made along multiple lines of defense in order to effectively manage the risk from large storms.

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K+10: Coming Home

October 10th, 2014 by in Blogs, The Latest

October 10, 2014- “So, is everyone back yet?” This is an inevitable question when discussing New Orleans post-Katrina, and the short answer is no, after almost a decade there are about 100,000 residents who have not yet come back. But many are still working on it.

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Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild

August 8th, 2014 by in Blogs, The Latest

August 8, 2014- Despite the flurry of movies and television shows filmed in the New Orleans area over the past decade, it remains a rare thing to encounter a production that truly captures the heart, the essence of the people of Southeast Louisiana.

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Top-10 Reasons to Join Us at Camp Restore

April 13th, 2014 by in Blogs, The Latest

April 13, 2014- New Orleans has always been a magical place that defies complete description. Check out ten of our favorite reasons for coming to NOLA as a volunteer.

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On Each Other’s Team

January 20th, 2014 by in Blogs, The Latest

January 20, 2014 – On this MLK Day, I draw encouragement from our expanding sense of community, represented by the thousands of volunteer teams of many different backgrounds who’ve come together as Team Camp Restore over the past eight years…

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A Renaissance in the Lower Nine

October 26th, 2013 by in Blogs, The Latest

Though much has yet to be rebuilt, the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans is alive and bustling with community-driven nonprofit activity and projects.

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