Sunday, December 21, 2008

Exciting upcoming events on behalf of St. Bernard Project!

A forum on "Rebuilding Communities" will take place March 6 at The Evergreen State College

Four Evergreen State College students are busy raising funds, recruiting volunteers, and raising community awareness about the continued need for assistance in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, since Hurricane Katrina flooded the entire county more than three years ago. We are working on behalf of an amazing non-profit, St. Bernard Project ( Here's what we're working on:

March Events With Co-Founders Liz McCartney and Zack Rosenburg
Liz McCartney (CNN Hero of the Year) and Zack Rosenburg, the co-founders of St. Bernard Project, will be in Olympia, Washington, in March 2009! To date, we have two events planned during their visit:
  1. Dinner Auction fundraiser for St. Bernard Project - March 7, 2009 (see detailed information above)
  2. Evergreen State College discussion on "Rebuilding Communities" - March 6, 2009 from 1:00-3:30 in Lecture Hall 3.

Tumwater Teens Receive Drywall Training at a Local Home Depot Store
Tumwater Teens Prepare for Work Trip to Louisiana

Tumwater Teens travel to St. Bernard Parish, LA, to rebuild a home - April 4-9, 2009 (They are raising money for travel expenses by

  • selling car wash tickets and
  • holding a garage sale on March 14

May 2009 - Another Volunteer Work Group Leaves for Louisiana
Another volunteer work group travels to rebuild a home - May 2009

Outreach Efforts for St. Bernard Project
Community outreach events are ongoing in the Olympia area. Here are some recently completed outreach events:

  • Thurston County Democrats: 1) Breakfast Meeting and 2) Monthly Meeting
  • KGY Radio Interview
  • Toastmasters
  • Soroptimist Club
  • Neighborhood Alliance Church
  • Black Hills High School Leadership Class
  • Tumwater Teen Holiday Tea Fundraiser and Outreach Event

Friday, December 19, 2008

Tumwater Teens Holiday Tea and Fashion Show

Black Hills High School Teens welcome guests to tea (left to right):
Kyle VanderVelde, Katie Repine, Lindsey Meyer,
Kaitlyn VanderVelde, Lindsay Swick, Drew David, Mike Morrison

Seven Black Hills High School students are committed to helping the community of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, rebuild after being flooded during Hurricane Katrina. They will be going to Chalmette, Louisiana, over spring break to assist the non-profit St. Bernard Project in rebuilding a home.

With the assistance of four Evergreen State College students (Betsy Hagen, Jackie Ferrado, Caitlin Meyer, and Cindy Meyer), they hosted the holiday tea/fashion show as a community outreach event and fundraiser to inform the public about the continued need for assistance in the New Orleans area. They raised $1600 toward their travel expenses!