On Saturday, November 6th, 18 Sacred Heart juniors participated in the Rebuild Together Project near City Park and the Fairgrounds area in central NOLA.
The volunteers helped repair a house damaged by Hurricane Ida. Wind had torn off shingles, leading to significant rain damage within the walls. During this time, the students learned how to work together and install insulation and drywall onto the ceilings and walls of the damaged home assisted by AmeriCorp volunteers. They also learned how to use different tools to help cut and measure the insulation. This program is a non-profit organization and their main goal is to help in the building process of houses for people with limited resources or low-income.
Student Eliza ‘23 commented, “I am so grateful for this opportunity to help my New Orleans community. I had such a great time working with everybody!”
Co-chair of the Student Service club, Sinclair ‘23 states, “the Rebuilding Together Project was such a fun experience for our students to participate in on a Saturday and to know that we actually helped someone feels good. It taught us great practical life skills and demonstrates our commitment to our core value of ‘a social awareness that impels to action’ as ASH Rosary Cardinals.”
ASH Rosary has been working with Mr. Michael Toso and the Knights of Columbus of Mater Dolorosa Parish for the past three years in this event. Mr. Toso’s family (Grandma Toso who belongs to the Children of Mary group at ASH) provide a wonderful lunch for the volunteers each year. Mr Harris, a science teacher, and Dr. Tyrrell, a religion teacher, have helped organize and chaperone ASH students with service projects throughout the year.