Our mission is to restore faith, home and community in the Name of Jesus.
We work to achieve this by providing housing, meals and service project coordination to thousands of volunteers from across the country and beyond as they serve with us and our partner nonprofits in Baton Rouge, Detroit and New Orleans.
A great thing happens when we love our neighbors: we’re often equally blessed back! We’ve seen some amazing results from people putting their faith into practice.
In Baton Rouge, the early stages of flood recovery continue as homes are gutted, treated, and restored following the record rainfall flooding from August 2016.
In Detroit, volunteers will serve with partner community organizations and churches already working to bring stability and growth to neighborhoods that are as much as 75 percent unoccupied at present.
In New Orleans, we continue the work of restoring family homes in New Orleans damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. We’ve made tremendous progress so far and the vast majority of New Orleans is now restored, but the sheer scope of the initial devastation means that there are still several thousand homes to go. The families we are working with today have been on the long road to recovery since 2005 but are still determined to return home.
Home is not just a building, but also extends to the fabric of the community and the environment surrounding it. This is why Camp Restore – New Orleans has partnered with over 80 other nonprofits, churches and schools in the Greater New Orleans area who are all working in different ways to serve others. Camp Restore – Baton Rouge and Camp Restore – Detroit are both developing similar partnerships.
Volunteers and locals alike learn more about one another and the diverse backgrounds they represent, as well as gaining experience in different types of service work. Many have applied their restoration skills in other disaster areas. Many friendships and bonds formed while at Camp Restore have continued to grow and develop in the years since.