in the quiet

August 27th, 2013 by in Blogs, The Latest
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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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One Thing Remains

October 19th, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest
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As I intentionally read my Bible today, the book of Philippians, I am fondly reminded of Betty from Wisconsin. She came down a few weeks ago with her church to spend time serving at the St. Bernard Community Center and gutting a house in Braithwaite.

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Restoring Our Wetlands – Part Two

October 7th, 2012 by in News from NOLA, The Latest
Restoring Our Wetlands Part Two

We take a look at the projects underway to help restore the Mississippi River Delta and its critical wetlands.

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Photos Around New Orleans After Isaac

August 31st, 2012 by in Photo Galleries, The Latest
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As we continue evaluating the conditions post-storm and preparing for volunteer groups’ arrivals this weekend, we took some time Thursday to take some snapshots of the post-storm conditions across New Orleans, Chalmette, and out in Kenner (west side of NOLA metro).

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Cleaning Up After Hurricane Isaac

August 30th, 2012 by in News from NOLA, The Latest
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August 30, 2012- Hurricane Isaac has passed and New Orleans’ flood protection has performed to design. The majority of damage in the city is related to trees and power lines. Neighboring communities, however, such as Braithewaite, Slidell and LaPlace, have seen varying degrees of flooding, some of which is still playing out.

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Preparing for Isaac in New Orleans

August 26th, 2012 by in News from NOLA, The Latest
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Update-8-27-2012- As soon-to-be Hurricane Isaac heads for the Gulf Coast, Camp Restore is buttoned down and our staff is prepared.

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The Hands Who’ve Helped

August 22nd, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest
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Isn’t it amazing what we can achieve when we come together? I always think two is better than one, a family is more powerful than an individual, and (as I often say around the office) team work makes the dream work.

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The NOLA-Nebraska Connection

August 16th, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest
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By Kurt Jostes
…so, without much further ado, I present my Top Ten New Orleans-Nebraska connections.

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The Spirit of New Orleans

July 12th, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest
New Orleans Skyline Rainbow

There seems to be a mystery about the culture and people of New Orleans. I suspect it may be because New Orleanians love their neighbors – kind of like what Jesus does.

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