As we said goodbye to New Orleans, we reflected on the impact this trip has had on ourselves over the past week. We all came on this trip for a variety of reasons, but in the end, we hope the NOLA community benefited the most from our efforts.
Despite all the smiles we shared, there is still a lot of work to be done. Many homes in the region we were working in are still uninhabitable. Taking a quick walk around our two build sites, the devasation is still present...
Our hope is that the new measures put in place to protect homes that have been re-built will create a sustainable future for this community. Seeing the houses we worked on change so much in so few days was a great feeling.
To sum up, this experience was unforgettable and we owe a lot of gratitude to a number of individuals and organizations who made it possible. Thank you to Camp Restore, AmeriCorps, Habitat for Humanity and the ASB program for all your hard work and support during this great adventure. We hope our hard work, dedication and enthusiasm made a difference for the NOLA community!