Tomorrow my team will take off for Abbeville, LA--the heart of Cajun country...
I'm not sure what all that means, but I'll let you know when I find out!
We will be working with the Vermillion Parish (LA doesn't have counties, they have parishes) to get their schools up and running again. Abbeville had a lot of Katrina evacuees and then a month later, they got hit hard with Rita. Luckily, this time we will be staying in a gym, not a tent. That's a major improvement, one word: walls. :)
Also, we will have the luxury of real showers and toilets. Yea! Oh how the little things in life come to mean so much. We will also be doing a little bit of mucking out houses (gross!) and some construction on houses as well. I'm looking forward to this project. The town we will be working and living in is pretty small, but they do have a library! For "fun" we will have to drive over to Lafayette (sp?) which is about 30 mins. away. No worries though.
In sad news, we lost another team member. Gold Rush is now down to 9. David went home last week, of his own volition. We will miss him and all his hard work. Seriously, he was an all star. LOVE YOU DAVE!!!
Nothing much else to report... If you can, check out some of the fun pictures below. To see all of them, click on the March 2006 under archives on the left side of your screen. Good times, good times.
Grace and Peace!