Alternative Spring Break
Club Adviser: Mrs. Pat Byrne
Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 23, 2005. It was rated at a Category 5 Hurricane. When the flooding began, the pressure broke the levees and flooded most of Alabama and Louisiana causing horrible damage. The Residents of these states have been rebuilding their whole life from the ground up starting with nothing. Families have been separated across the country until their homes are rebuilt. The experience that most people get when they go down to help rebuild lives, affects them for the rest of their lives. They will never forget and will want to go back down there again. April 2012
We will be traveling to Williamston, North Carolina and working with Holy Trinity Parish. They were hit by Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and are still trying to recover. They are a multicultural Parish of only 100 families!
April 1-April 9 2011
spring mission trip will travel back to aid the Katrina victims. This year we will be going to Golf Port, Mississippi.
April 4-April 10 2009 Our spring mission trip traveled back to aid the Katrina victims.
April 5-April 11 2008
In 2008, 64 students and 9 chaperones traveled to St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana for the third year in a row to help. The students and chaperones stayed at Bayou Segnette State Park for the second year in a row. St. Bernard was among one of the most affected areas by Hurricane Katrina. Louisiana has come a long way since the Hurricane hit but Louisiana is still in need of help.
March 31-April 5 2007
In 2007, 68 students and 7 chaperones joined the NRN forces again to continue what local government officials feel will take until the year 2017 to rebuild the region. The students and Chaperones stayed at Bayou Segnette State Park. In Chalamette, LA located in St. Bernard Parish, 100% of every thing was lost. Out of the 67,000 residents, only 20,000 have returned.The need is still great and students have already started to make plans for Spring Break 2008.
April 1-April 7 2006
In 2006, 18 Hackett students joined the National Relief Network to aid in Hurricane Katrina relief. Students gutted houses, moved trash, and removed memories. This trip helped many residents to begin the rebuilding of their lives. The students stayed at Camp Premier, a FEMA military base camp setup to house relief workers.
St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana
Rebuilding Lives That Katrina Destroyed
Created By Josh Galbreath, Class of 2007
Updated By Amber Smith-Hoffman, Class of 2010
Updated By Daniel Doud, Class of 2014