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Habitat for Humanity Trip - Wednesday, January 10
UMD's Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority was the group that organized the trip. Many members who worked on the fundraising and planning, especially Rachel King, were unable to come along. The fraternity Alpha Nu Omega also did some fundraising for the trip. Below they are shown on the job sites in New Orleans.
What Should People Do?
After three days in New Orleans, the group talked about what people should do back in Minnesota and across the country. Here are some of the comments.
This event in New Orleans didn't just effect people from New Orleans. It effects us all. So chip in all that you can, time, money, any effort at all. Jon Meiers
Donations, whether monetary or of labor/goods will make a difference and will be used for a good cause. People really are thankful that other people donate, no matter how much an individual or group gives. The thought matters. And donate to a cause that really matters to you. Gilbert Engelbert
Come down to New Orleans to listen. Listen to the stories. Everyone has a story to tell. Nikki Thomalla
This is hard labor at its best. It is a worthy cause and to do physical labor such as building houses not only helps New Orleans, but will help build you as an individual. It will help build the world as a whole. Every one should experience this. Paul McGie
Share the facts. The mass amount of destruction, it's not just flood damage, and it's not just a hurricane. It is the whole community of New Orleans. There is so much to be done, it is hard to choose where to begin; but with Habitat for Humanity there is a beginning and a place to be able to reach out. Heather Ronning
People wonder why rebuild under sea level? Come down here, you'll fall in love with it and understand why not to leave this city. Matt Slinger
I would like to see each person in the world come to New Orleans and see what the people of New Orleans have suffered. I don't think anyone could ignore the situation, and their compelling desire to stay to help. Karen Davidshafer
To get people to understand what it is like down here, we need to share our experience. Show pictures, video clips, show other show much still needs to be done. Jessica Rossing
I would like to encourage people to do their own research and discover what is REALLY going on to help people recover down here. The story the media tells is skewed so most of the U.S. doesn't know half of what has happened, and what is happening now. Sarah Diener
Please come down and help build the city so residents can come back, get employment and be home. David Wermerskirehen
New Orleans is no where near back to normal. The people here need all the help they can get. Every little bit helps. The whole city needs our help desperately. Leah Mirzamohammodi
If you can help in any way, whether it be giving money, time or even writing a letter to your congressman to encourage more government involvement; Do IT!! New Orleans needs your help! Alyssa DeHate
When you meet the people living here it gives you such a great feeling that you're helping. The hands-on feeling of building is amazing. Jessi Lewis
People of fortunate settings should value what they have and share the blessings that have been bestowed upon them. It is imperative that we as a society find ways to help our country. We are in this together. Athena Westin
If you can help in any way, do it. And if you cannot, then pray. Jaci Bernard
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