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.


Restoring Our Wetlands – Part One

July 8th, 2012 by in News from NOLA, The Latest

“Yet it is safe to say that the development of the delta country during the twentieth century… …at whatever cost… …will be so remarkable that the people of the whole United States can well afford, when the time comes, to build a protective levee against the Gulf waters.” National Geographic, 1897


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…


Images of Restoration

June 29th, 2012 by in Photo Galleries, The Latest

Camp Restore construction intern John Jostes has spent the past two months working with Walt on home rebuilding projects throughout New Orleans. He took the following photos in between Home Depot runs and construction work.