Disaster Relief, Final Two Days

So, it’s Friday already? Time flew by down here in New Orleans. Our last two days we spent working too hard to blog! Yesterday we had a group go to ARNO, Animal Rescue of New Orleans and work. The students cleaned cat cages, walked dogs, organized, did laundry, washed dishes and cleaned. We had a great time interacting with NOLA’s animals. The overall favorite part was playing with the kittens. After a long day of work we went out to eat as a group to Ignacio’s. There was plenty of New Orleans cuisine, some participants even ordered alligator po-boys!

Today most of our group went to LaPlace, Louisiana to work on Hurricane Issac relief. We cleaned up all the mold and all the floors. The homeowner was overjoyed and very grateful we were there. Two of us stayed back at the United Saints, working on the panels for the Kid Smart program. They cut and framed  the back of 15 panels.

It seems as if the week went too fast. We were so lucky to be able to come down to the south and do some work. We’ve learned lots, anything from constructions to walking the New Orleans walk. NOLA has a special place in all of our hearts, and we hope to come back again.

Until then, goodbye New Orleans, thank you for providing a wonderful experience for our group.

-Kailie, Dani and Break AwayIMG_9754 IMG_9774 IMG_9715 Disaster Relief