Friday, December 23, 2005

Welcome

Welcome to the Hawks in New Orleans blog. As the calendar year 2005 comes to a close, we mark the end of a chapter for people affected by Hurricane Katrina. But, even though gasoline prices have leveled, sports have been played in the Gulf Coast region, and plans have been drawn up to rebuild New Orleans' levee system, it's important to remember that a chapter may be ending, but the book is far from over.

With this in mind, fifteen members of the Saint Joseph's University community have risen to the Jesuit call to be men and women with and for others by deciding to do their part in making sure that the new year is a new start for those whose lives were shaken by the hurricane. From January 1 through 6, these students and staff will work with the Maryknoll Mission Office in New Orleans to help the community in any way that they can. There's so much work to be done that the group is not sure in what capacity they will be working, but they are more than willing to lend a hand wherever necessary.

While they are helping, the group will share their experiences here. Check back on January 1 for a post from one of the four group leaders. In the meantime, check the links to your right to read about Saint Joseph's involvement in reaching out to those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

3 Comments:

At 10:34 AM, Blogger Brenda Dane said...

Hi all, I'm an alum of St. Joe's (2001)...and live in Louisiana. Although I was impacted by both Hurricane Rita and Katrina, I was blessed. Can I meet you in New Orleans?

Brenda Dane, MPH

 
At 1:58 PM, Blogger Jeffrey Martin said...

Brenda,

It's wonderful to hear from alumni who have made it through the disasters. I'm moderating the blog from Philadelphia, but one of the group leaders can get in touch with you. Send your email address to me - jeffrey.martin@sju.edu - and I'll be sure to put you in touch with someone.

 
At 11:31 AM, Anonymous annette said...

Way to go!!! Hope all of you have a great week!!!!

 

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