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.


A Week of Rebuilding in New Orleans

August 1st, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest

What a week! Our teams began with lots of excitement and energy, and got a whole lot of great work done! The following is a picture of what our volunteers doing construction projects accomplished last week, and represents the types of work we do in any given week, year-round.


God’s Work Is Never Done

July 31st, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest

It’s been seven years since Hurricane Katrina and there is still lots of work to be done in New Orleans. Camp Restore alone has a waiting list of three hundred houses, with more requests coming in every week!


The Fire at Hubig’s Pies

July 27th, 2012 by in Blogs, News from NOLA, The Latest

Hubig’s was founded in 1922, survived the Great Depression and survived Katrina. One of the great shots early on was a group of nuns, the Sisters of the Holy Family, distributing Hubig’s Pies after the storm to people working on their homes and to volunteers who then were mucking out houses.


It Was All Worth It

July 24th, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest

The National Youth Gathering of the ELCA wrapped up this past weekend. The daughter of a friend of mine was a volunteer at the gathering. While… people who attended did great work at the gathering, one thing stood out for her.


The Spirit of New Orleans

July 12th, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest

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.


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…


Summer Volunteering in New Orleans

July 1st, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest

It’s science. Now, if we could just do something about the humidity…


New Creation and New Life

June 28th, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest

We are spending each day in restoration. We are restoring the city, restoring community, and in the process, we are the ones being restored.


We’ve Got a New Website!

June 22nd, 2012 by in Blogs, News from NOLA, The Latest

Recently, we made the decision that we wanted to do a better job of relaying the latest goings-on at Camp to all of our “alumni” out there as well as potential new volunteers. In addition to increased content on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, this new website is part of our efforts. We hope you like it!