Mission Trip 2012

PNOLA Post

The PNOLA group really felt great about all the work we were able to complete at Lola and April’s house. The family room floor is installed and the trim board applied. We also demolished a water soaked closet and finished an amazing amount of painting and plastering in other rooms in the house. Things are…

The Rain Garden

Thursday Today many of us went to work for Bayou Rebirth. We weeded, organized their tool shed, and prepared to create a rain garden. A rain garden is a rain water catchnment area which can be built in a back yard to prevent rain water from going into storm drains and becoming polluted when it…

A Day At The Homeless Mission

Yesterday some of us worked at the New Orleans Mission for Homeless. We made po’boy sandwiches for the guests for lunch (we would call them hoagies), served lunch, and sorted and stored an enormous delivery of baked goods from a grocery store. What we actually did wasn’t the important thing, though. What was important were…

From the PNOLA Group

Phoenix of New Orleans (PNOLA) is an organization dispersing volunteers to homes that have been funded for now mostly finish work type projects. Such projects would be finish coats of paint on walls, hanging kitchen cabinets, installing flooring, to name a few. Our group of five (Martha Cotton, Lorraine Dee, Joan Faulkner, Rick Lindequist, and…

Greetings from NOLA!

Greetings from New Orleans! We arrived safely on Sat to temperatures in the 70’s and thunderstorms. It turned out that we weren’t the only ones coming to St. Andrew’s – the Bishop of LA arrived Sunday morning for confirmation and baptism so we decided to pass up the 10 am service after all. Part of…

Less than a week to go!

Greetings from the 2012 New Orleans Mission Trip team! It’s less than a week before we leave and we’re all getting very excited. Last minute details are being finalized before we fly out this coming Sat Feb 4th at 8:30 am. This year we will be working with the following organizations: Phoenix of New Orleans…