by Mike Bock
So do you guys remember Hurricane Katrina? It seems kind of crazy, but it’s been five years and there are still huge areas that are wrecked from the storm. I don’t mean to pull a Kanye here, but I think it’s ridiculous that more hasn’t been done to help out the people of Louisiana.
I guess someone at JMU agrees with me.
In an event that has become something of a tradition for Community Service Learning, JMU will be offering an Alternative Break trip to New Orleans to help out with Hurricane Katrina relief. The trip, which is open to 56 members of the JMU community, will be held from May 7-14, and will take place in the Orleans district of New Orleans. The main focus of the trip will be repairing houses and communities, but volunteers will be placed wherever help is needed in the area. Current estimates put the trip at around $300, but the price may vary depending on how many people sign up.
The application process is currently ongoing and will close tomorrow, February 1, at 4 p.m.
More information about the trip can be found here.