Volunteers in Town to Help Rebuild
Belle Chasse - For the past two weeks, Plaquemines Parish and Orleans Parish have been host to over 100 volunteers from all over the country. Teenagers and young adults from across the nation have been in town as a part of the program Son Servants. The organization has sent groups of volunteers to the region for two weeks during each summer since Hurricane Katrina.
The first group, which came in the summer of 2007, helped gut countless houses on the east and west bank so that they could be rebuilt. This summer the group sent 170 youth to town to help paint walls in local area schools and to help restore the Pointe Celeste Therapeutic Riding Center in Plaquemines Parish.
One teen volunteer from Charlotte, North Carolina is a New Orleans native and has come back to help restore the area that she once called home. Juliet Tillery is in town with her church’s youth leader Joanie Fedor and for the past week they have been helping to clean up the Pointe Celeste Therapeutic Riding Center which has been closed since Hurricane Katrina. The center helps physically and mentally challenged individuals through horseback riding.
For more information on Son Servants please visit sonservants.org.