More than 85 seniors, staff and parents from four high schools will travel to New Orleans during the sixth annual Spring Break Senior Service Trip.
In partnership with New Orleans Habitat for Humanity, New Orleans Outreach and Pass Christian High School, the group will help rebuild homes and beautify communities in areas that were destroyed by hurricanes in 2005 and 2008.
While there, the group will tour the Hurricane Katrina exhibit at the Louisiana State Museum, and visit the historic First Baptist Church in Pearlington, MS, located in the community where Rockwood students volunteered in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
assistant principal Tim Jones stated students and staff continue to return to the Gulf Coast each year because: “Hurricane Katrina was the most destructive natural disaster in U.S. history and the work that was started years ago must be continued."
“We have built excellent relationships with agencies in the Gulf Coast region and wish to continue serving their needs with our faithful group of Rockwood volunteers; it's always a rewarding experience and a positive alternative for spring break," he said.
The group will depart on Friday from Lafayette High School in at 5:30 a.m.