Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Look at St. Bernard Project

A video produced by Caitlin Meyer

Over the course of several days in the summer of 2008, Caitlin, Lindsey, and Cindy Meyer interviewed staff and clients of St. Bernard Project, in addition to residents within the community of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. This is a 13-minute video summarizing the positive transformation taking place out of the utter devastation caused by Katrina because of one small non-profit organization called St. Bernard Project.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Liz McCartney is CNN Hero of the Year!

Click here to read a personal "Thank You" from Liz:

CNN Hero of the Year: 'If you join us, we'll be unstoppable'

HOLLYWOOD, California (CNN) -- Liz McCartney, dedicated to helping survivors of Hurricane Katrina rebuild their homes, has been named the 2008 CNN Hero of the Year.

Liz McCartney, who is helping residents rebuild their homes after Katrina, is the 2008 CNN Hero of the Year.

McCartney, of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, received the honor at Saturday night's taping of "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The telecast airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Thanksgiving on the global networks of CNN.

McCartney, who will receive $100,000 to continue her work just outside New Orleans, was selected from among the top 10 CNN Heroes after six weeks of online voting at More than 1 million votes were cast.
"To the country and the world, I ask you to please join us," McCartney said. "Together we can continue to rebuild families' homes and lives. ... If you join us, we'll be unstoppable."

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tumwater Teens Help St. Bernard Project

Mike Morrison, Lindsey Meyer, Lindsay Swick, and Katie Repine
are four of the students from Black Hills High School coordinating a trip to
St. Bernard Parish, LA, to help rebuild a home destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

Lindsey Meyer visited St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, in July. She was moved to help make a difference when she witnessed the thousands of homeowners who still need help getting back home. So, she texted her friends to see who would be interested in traveling to the area over spring break to volunteer for St. Bernard Project to help rebuild a home. To date, six teens and three parents have joined her team.

One stumbling block is raising funds for their journey. To date, there are two fundraising efforts under way:

  1. Holiday Tea and Fashion Show at Schmidt Mansion on Sunday December 14th from 1:00-2:30 pm. Ticket price is $20.
  2. Tumwater Auto Spa car wash tickets - $6 car wash tickets available - great stocking stuffers!

For more information on either of these fundraising activities, email

Fashion Show sponsored by Weddings With Joy and Ambience Salon