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St. Tammany West, Louisiana
September 24 - October 1, 2017
Offer a Hand Up in St. Tammany West, Louisiana with a New Orleans Twist!
If you are searching for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people less fortunate than ourselves while experiencing the wonders of a mystical place, join this Global Village trip to New Orleans, Louisiana.
There is still a lot of work to be done in the Crescent City and surrounding Parishes as well as vibrant and rich culture to experience, delectable eats to sample, and great music!If you are searching for an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people less fortunate than ourselves while experiencing the wonders of a mystical place, join this Global Village trip to New Orleans, Louisiana.
There is still a lot of work to be done in the Crescent City and surrounding Parishes as well as vibrant and rich culture to experience, delectable eats to sample, and great music!
Why should I go to St. Tammany West?
Rich in history, culinary heritage, green spaces and scenic beauty, St. Tammany, for more than a century, has been where many people come to get away from city life. Now its charms are being explored by visitors from around the country, even the world. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to work alongside future homeowners who work so hard to help the community continue to thrive.
What will I do?
Teams will typically work on new homes and on any stage of the building process such as framing, drywall, and painting. Tools and safety equipment are available. Training is provided on site. You will need to bring safety footwear that is CSA approved (Green Patch). All you need is the willingness to learn and get your hands dirty!
What will my week look like?
Sunday Sept. 24 - Team Arrives in New Orleans
Monday Sept. 25- Explore New Orleans
Tuesday Sept. 26 - Build Day
Wednesday Sept. 27- Build Day
Thursday Sept. 28 - Build Day
Friday Sept. 29 - Build Day
Saturday Sept. 30 - Explore the French Quarter and farewell dinner
Sunday Oct. 1- Depart for home or continue your visit to Louisiana independently.
Where will I stay? What will I eat?
For this trip, the team will be staying in a local hotel very close to the build site. Team members will be sharing two to a hotel room. Lunch will be provided on the build site. Dinner will be in local restaurants. We will be enjoying the local fare from some of the favourite eateries in the city.
What will it cost?
|The cost for this 8 day opportunity to build in Louisiana is approximately
$2,040 + round-trip airfare
The trip cost covers: lodging, food and ground transportation for the build portion of the trip, traveler’s medical insurance, orientation materials, and a donation to HFH St. Tammany West and the Global Village Canada program. Participants will need to arrange and pay for round-trip air transportation from their point of departure to New Orleans (airport code MSY). Flight arrangements must be made in consultation with the team leader.
*Habitat for Humanity Canada will issue two separate charitable donation tax receipts: 1) for the Habitat trip fee; and 2) one for the eligible airfare (the airfare related tax receipt is issued after the trip).
Meet the Team Leader: John Bell
John Bell has been a Habitat volunteer since 2004. This will be the fifth team he’s taken to New Orleans since he first fell in love with the area in 2007. He has led a team in Honduras and participated on Habitat builds in: Bozeman, Montana; Jackson, Mississippi; Iqaluit, Nunavut; and, the Jimmy and Roslyn Carter build in Haiti. John also Chaired the Durham Region Affiliate and volunteered with several affiliates in the greater Toronto area.
In true Habitat spirit all John asks is that you come with an open mind and heart. Be ready to roll up your sleeves and be amazed by what can be accomplished in five days.
Contact John to learn more about this trip at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit your application now!