Jazzfest 2014

April 29th, 2014 by in Blogs, The Latest

April 29, 2014- The city of New Orleans is alive with the sound of MUSIC!! I had the pleasure of attending the first weekend of 45th Annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

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Big Easy Music Awards 2014

April 22nd, 2014 by in Blogs, The Latest

April 22, 2014- That is what I feel makes the New Orleans community a family. Our residents using their talents to help those around us and our home.

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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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What Goes Around Comes Around

March 31st, 2014 by in Blogs, The Latest

March 31, 2014- Over the years at Camp Restore, I have met volunteers who are brothers, sisters, moms, dads and other extended family members of previous volunteers. But, as common as this has become in my life, meeting Earl Sires and learning how he came to live in NOLA took me by surprise.

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The Joy of Volunteering Together

March 19th, 2014 by in Blogs, The Latest

March 19, 2014- On Friday, February 14, 2014 I spent my day volunteering with the students of KIPP Leadership Primary and some very generous players of the National Basketball Association.

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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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Inside the Camp Restore Offseason

October 14th, 2013 by in Blogs, The Latest

There is a time for every season, and October falls in the middle of our “offseason” at Camp Restore. Check out how we keep busy before the next rush of volunteers!

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Eight Years

August 29th, 2013 by in Blogs, The Latest

August 29, 2013- I was reminded this morning – as if I would have to be – that it has been eight years since Katrina changed the lives of people all along the Gulf Coast of the United States.

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in the quiet

August 27th, 2013 by in Blogs, The Latest

August 27, 2013- Summer still sizzles here in New Orleans, but there’s a breeze coming in off Lake Pontchartrain making the air less stifling. School is back in session and families gather over cereal bowls in the morning before rushing off to work and school. “Busy” doesn’t seem to justify how hectic life is again.

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