2018 NOLA MISSION TRIP
Members from SE Michigan Congregational Churches will once again travel to New Orleans to assist in restoration work.
We will be working with SBP again on housing in low-income areas. Eastern New Orleans was hit by an EF3 tornado in February. Some 640 homes were damaged or destroyed, along with 40 businesses. Most of these homes were in lower income neighborhoods; many owners lacked sufficient insurance.
SBP was formed after Hurricane Katrina. SBP has grown from a three-person volunteer team into a national organization headquartered in New Orleans, and recognized as a leader in disaster resilience, with a mission to shrink time between disaster and recovery. Since 2006, SBP has directly rebuilt homes for more than 1,300 families with the help of more than 180,000 volunteers in New Orleans, LA; Joplin, MO; New York; New Jersey; San Marcos, TX; Columbia, SC; White Sulphur Springs, WV and Baton Rouge. http://sbpusa.org/
Our team will once again be staying at Camp Restore on Chef Menteur Highway (very near the location of some of the tornado damage). The logistics of the trip are as follows:
Work Dates: Feb 26th–Mar 2nd, 2018
Your Costs: $200 Sun-Sat at Camp Restore (meals included);
plus Transportation, Hotel and meals down and back
If you are interested contact Lys Kennedy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kevin Gromley (email@example.com) or add your name to the “I’m Interested” list outside Fellowship Hall.
This will be our 10th mission to New Orleans (11th overall). We are hoping to see many of our NOLA mission alumni on this “reunion” trip.