Family By Choice

December 22nd, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest

December 22, 2012- Well, it’s the time of the year when we wish each other Merry Christmas, shop and make plans to celebrate Christ’s birth with our family and friends. In my family there are a lot of people we consider family, but are not related to us. We like to call them “family by choice”.

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One Thing Remains

October 19th, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest

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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Making Friends and Fellowship in Plaquemines

October 18th, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest

What started as a rough and sad week ended with new friends sharing Christian fellowship, hard work, tears, laughter and thanks to God. Now if that’s not church, I don’t know what is!

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Restoring Our Wetlands – Part Two

October 7th, 2012 by in News from NOLA, The Latest

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

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Rebuilding Begins in Braithwaite

September 28th, 2012 by in News from NOLA, Photo Galleries, The Latest

The early-response stage is now over following Hurricane Isaac, which means volunteers are getting to the heart of helping families with mucking, gutting, and beginning the rebuilding process.

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LaPlace

September 17th, 2012 by in News from NOLA, Photo Galleries, The Latest

Late last week, Kathy Wendling visited LaPlace, located about fifteen minutes west of the New Orleans Metro, where I-55 meets I-10. She met with Pastor Jerome Terry and his wife, Dora.

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Braithwaite

September 13th, 2012 by in Blogs, Photo Galleries, The Latest

Two weeks after Hurricane Isaac came ashore, a clearer picture is emerging of the damage left in its wake. In Braithwaite, LA, south of St. Bernard Parish, Kathy Wendling and Lois Sullivan recently met with several affected families connected to RAI through the Spirit of Hope program.

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The Hands Who’ve Helped

August 22nd, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest

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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Looking Forward to 2013… Already?!

August 7th, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest

By Emily Lancaster
When I moved to New Orleans in 2008, I wasn’t sure where the road would lead me but I certainly didn’t expect that we, as a city, would be fortunate enough to continue to welcome volunteers year after year. We are so grateful and lucky to have your help.

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Getting Work Done in the Lord’s Time

July 7th, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest

One of the leaders of a group of volunteers was concerned about what was going to happen with his group. They were scheduled to work on a house in need of repair…

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