The winds and flooding caused by Katrina caused a gas explosion. We are going to rebuild, clean out the building and work with children's program displaced by the storm.

The trips are an eye-opening experience. They give students the opportunity to experience another world for a short time.

We spend half the time making residents aware of the great resources out there. And the rest of the time we build houses for families.

We arrange accommodation, transportation and connect student participants with the host organization. But we operate on a cooperative leadership model, so there's no assigned trip leader.