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Catholic Student Association To Volunteer In New Orleans Over Spring Break

Publication Date: 3/10/2011

For the past six years over spring break, the Rhodes College Catholic Student Association (CSA) has traveled to New Orleans to help rebuild parts of the city still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Katrina. The volunteers work with a local organization to rebuild areas including Gentilly and the Lower Ninth Ward.

This break, March 13-19, 14 students will travel to New Orleans as part of the effort. The group includes students who have participated in the past, along with first-time volunteers. Together, they will work to rebuild and refurbish a school in the Treme neighborhood, and will provide tutoring and outreach for the students of the school.

Shawna Quast ’12, who will be going on the trip, says that the group is still in need of financial donations from the Rhodes community to help fund the trip. “(CSA) relies on the willingness of the Rhodes community to participate in our fundraisers and make donations.”

Adds Quast, “Each year, we are able to interact with people and share their stories. In the time we spend in the city, we interact with a broad range of people from all walks of life, which is truly a valuable experience.”

For more information, or to donate to the CSA rebuilding effort, contact Holly McGlown at mcghe@rhodes.edu.

(information compiled by Rhodes Student Associate Lucy Kellison ’13)

Tags: Campus Life, Service, Students


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