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.


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.



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.



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.


Shepherd’s Heart and LCC Tree Cutting

September 7th, 2012 by in Photo Galleries, The Latest

Pastor Ed Brashier and Shepherd’s Heart Ministries joined with Lutheran Church Charities’ LERT early-response chainsaw team this past week at Camp Restore, completing tree-cutting projects all over the New Orleans Metro area. The following are photos taken by Jan, a member of the LCC LERT team.


Hurricane Isaac Response

September 5th, 2012 by in News from NOLA, The Latest

Camp Restore is inviting short-term volunteer groups to join in the recovery effort following Hurricane Isaac. Volunteers of all ages high-school and up are requested, and specific skills are not required.


Isaac-Inspired Poetry

September 4th, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest

Hurricane Isaac came like a thief in the night
Stealing our power putting out the light
The wind how it roared the people got bored
Being in the dark from morning to night


Louisiana Saturday Night

September 2nd, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest

By halftime, Tiger Stadium was half-full, if that. As LSU pulled further ahead late in the third quarter, nearly everyone left, and we did too. It wasn’t because it was a blowout, though that did make the decision easier.


Déjà Vu

September 2nd, 2012 by in Blogs, The Latest

On Thursday as we were cleaning up the rear area of camp a man pulled up in a white pickup truck. He was in his mid 60’s and was looking for one of our work request forms. He was pretty emotional, trying to hold it all together as he said to me, “We just got things done, and the storm took my shed. I got no more money left. What am I gonna do?”


Photos Around New Orleans After Isaac

August 31st, 2012 by in Photo Galleries, The Latest

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).