Published on September 10, 2012
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans extends its heartfelt thanks to the many volunteers who joined us on Saturday, September 8, 2012 to serve those impacted by Hurricane Isaac. Volunteers of all ages from across the Archdiocese and even from across the U.S. came together to tackle Isaac relief work in the hard-hit areas of LaPlace. Here is a quick look at the great work and the great people who made this day of service a huge success!
Over 90 volunteers helped sort shipments of supplies, distributed food, cleaning supplies, water and ice and helped serve hot meals at both lunch and dinner. Volunteers also dispersed to homes and properties flooded throughout Madisonville and other hard-hit Northshore areas to help residents with clean-up.
LaPlace and Second Harvest Food Bank
Over 125 volunteers from young adult ministries, high school students, Loyola University students, Seminarians, and others were involved in cleaning up homes, packing or dragging debris to the curb and gutting houses. Volunteers also went to Senior communities of Christopher Homes Inc. (CHI) and Place Dubourg in LaPlace. Students went door to door to clean out refrigerators and generally clean residences. Other volunteers went to Second Harvest Food Bank and helped sort food donations going out to Isaac impacted areas.
CCANO is planning future volunteer days to assist with Hurricane Isaac Relief. Sign up now for future volunteer opportunities!