Support our New Orleans Service Team!
June 30 - July 4
Their fireworks stand can be found on the corner of East Washington & Copeland - right next to the O'Reilly Auto Parts store
Profits will be used for the service trip to New Orleans in July . . .
Can you believe that New Orleans is still recovering from Katrina more than 10 years later? Unfortunately, they are. Many are still not home so the Elim R3 New Orleans team will be leaving on July 9 for a week of work with SBP (formerly known as St. Bernard Project) to rebuild houses. SBP is an award-winning non-profit that has created a "back to home" model that has been in practiced in New Orleans (600 homes have been rebuilt), New York and New Jersey, Missouri, and now in South Carolina.
Our fundraising money goes to our housing (a Mustard Seeds Mission house) and transportation when we are in New Orleans, as well as a sizable donation to the SBP so they can continue to help people come home.
In the past we have gardened, painted, hung sheet rock, mudded, torn up floors, put floors down, hung doors and finished windowsills - we will see what new skills we may learn this year. We will find out, as we get closer, where and what we will be working on. But it isn’t all work - we will meet new people and soak in the culture of New Orleans, from the swamp tours to the Garden District. We look forward to hearing some Zydeco music and some Jazz. We hope to reconnect with some of the people we have helped in past years as well, perhaps have them over for dinner.
Thank you for all your support - we couldn't do it without all of you.