Construction Snapshot

August 6th, 2012 by in Photo Galleries, The Latest

August 2, 2012 – We take a look as one of our volunteer teams from Zion Lutheran – Camas, WA works to restore a home in New Orleans East.


Trinity-Claiborne VBS

August 5th, 2012 by in Photo Galleries, The Latest

St. Matthew Lutheran Church – Barrington, IL and St. Luke – Montgomery, IL returned to New Orleans during the last week of July to put on a Vacation Bible School at Trinity-Claiborne in the Lower Ninth Ward for the second consecutive year.


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.


Tiling and Painting – Week of July 23, 2012

August 1st, 2012 by in Photo Galleries, The Latest

Emily stopped by Flake St. last week and took some photos of the progress!


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.


ELCA National Youth Gathering

July 19th, 2012 by in News from NOLA, Photo Galleries, The Latest

The 2012 ELCA National Youth Gathering has wrapped up after a great week in New Orleans! We took a ton of photos – check them out!


Seeing Green

July 13th, 2012 by in Photo Galleries, The Latest

Camp Interns Allison, AJ and Elizabeth have been all over the place this summer with our volunteer groups working in partnership with other New Orleans nonprofits. This gallery is full of urban farming – one of our fastest-growing types of projects, no pun intended! :)


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.