2006 SGA New Orleans Report
Members of the Student Government Association and their advisors took their first volunteer trip to New Orleans, LA on May 23-26, 2006. Volunteers included: Summer Brown, Director of Student Life and Leadership and SGA Advisor; Augusta Farver, Dean of Business and SGA Advisor; Cheniqua Reynolds, SGA President; William Clay, SGA volunteer; Larry Gary, SGA Senator; and Chasity Farver, student.
The group volunteered through the Louisiana United Methodist Storm Relief Center. Upon arrival, the group was given an orientation and safety tips from the Uptown Station in New Orleans. The group was housed in the Felicity House through the organization.
Once the group was settled and ready to work, they learned they would be helping a 92 year old resident of New Orleans, LA. The group worked for two days to unload and tear out an entire home for Ms. Dominguez. The home was flooded four feet during Hurricane Katrina and served as supplemental income for the New Orleans resident. After the Pulaski Tech group completed their project, Ms. Dominguez would be able to begin the rebuilding process of her rent home.
While in New Orleans, the group toured the city and visited the lower 9th ward, witnessing the effects of the broken levee. They found the entire city in dire straits and were shocked at the conditions of the 9th ward nine months after Hurricane Katrina hit the city of New Orleans.
The people of New Orleans and the gulf coast still need our help. The Pulaski Tech group was changed by this experience and hope to be able to continue their volunteer efforts.