Auggies find devastation and hope in New Orleans

Brianna Radloff works with preschool aged children at Head Start. Courtesy Kristin Farrell
Brianna Radloff works with preschool aged children at Head Start. Courtesy Kristin Farrell

While spring break may have brought a streak of “warm” weather to Minnesota, it certainly could not compare to the warmth experienced by Auggies in New Orleans. Thirty students and staff spent the week in the Crescent City doing service work and experiencing the destruction that remains and optimism that prevails in this remarkable city.

We arrived on March 13 to Camp Restore, a Lutheran volunteer camp that connects volunteers to a variety of service projects in the city. We settled into our bunks in the boxcars at Camp Restore to get ready for the week of work ahead. Throughout the week we painted, put in insulation and dry wall, helped at a horse ranch, and worked with kids. Continue reading “Auggies find devastation and hope in New Orleans”