Monday, November 8, 2010

Home for the Holidays Raffle Winners - $765 Raised

2010 Home for the Holidays Charity Raffle

12-15-10: The Tumwater Teens held the raffle drawing this afternoon

$765 was raised and donated to St. Bernard Project
to help a family move home.

  • Debi Thompson won a Downtown Olympia Staycation - One night stay in a spa suite at the Phoenix Inn, two tickets to the Olympia Symphony Orchestra and dinner (up to $30) at The Lemongrass Restaurant
  • Robin Johnson won a Golf Outing and Lunch: 18 holes of golf for two (one outing) at Tumwater Valley and lunch at Brewery City Pizza ($20 gift certificate)
  • Heather Alexander, Greg Payne, and Miguel Villalobos each won a Holiday Dinner: Relax at Christmas or New Year's Eve - just pick up your choice of a turkey, ham, or prime rib dinner at Albertson's
  • Leanna Olive won a six-month Basic Family Membership (2 adults and children of the household) at Hands-On Children's Museum
  • Debi Thompson won Lunch and Art, a meal at The Cheesecake Factory in Bellevue ($25) and a visit to the Seattle Art Museum (2 general admission tickets - not good for the Picasso exhibit)
  • Kevin Wimsett won Wine Tasting: Private Wine Tasting for up to ten guests at Hoodsport Winery (Value $150)
  • Heather Alexander won Lunch and a Movie Date: Lunch at the Outback Restaurant ($25 value) and 2 movie tickets at Cinemark Theater at Capital Mall
  • Keith Meyer won Date Night: Dinner at Olive Garden ($25 value) and 2 movie tickets at Cinemark Theater at Capital Mall
  • Amy Swick won Kayak Outing and Breakfast for Two: at Tugboat Annies
  • John Lanning won Dinner in Tacoma at The Old Spaghetti Factory (four entrees up to a $40 value plus an order of garlic cheese bread)
  • Kelly McNeal won a $50 gift certificate from Fred Meyer
  • Heather Alexander won an outing (2 adults, 2 children) at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle
  • John Lanning won a 3D Cake for up to 25 people - from Cake Designs by Deanna
  • Savannah Morrison won coffee, pastries, tea (up to $25) from Cutters Point Coffee in Lacey
  • Kevin Winsett won two passes to Wolf Haven
  • Doug Stamp won a multi-tool kit and lunch cooler tote from Lowe's ($75 value)
  • Gift Certificates (from various local businesses):
  • Christina Schneider: Bed, Bath, and Beyond ($20)
  • Caitlin Meyer: Emerald City Smoothie -Tumwater ($10)
  • Bryan Swick: Capitol Perks ($10)
  • Doug Stamp: Costco ($25)
Congratulations prize winners! Thank you local businesses!

Home for the Holidays information from St. Bernard Project

Monday, April 12, 2010

$5 Helps St. Bernard Project Bring Families Home!

The Tumwater Teens are back home safe and sound, but thousands of New Orleanians are still waiting for a home to return to nearly five years after Katrina.

Want to help? Text "NOLA" to 50555 to give $5 to help St. Bernard Project rebuild New Orleans communities.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Our Last Day of Work - April 9, 2010

The work is done, and the team is exhausted yet proud of their accomplishments. At the beginning of the week, the enormity of removing tons of debris and gutting the huge building made it seem an impossible. Yet, in just five days the downstairs of the building is gutted and ready for rebuilding. We ended the day at a Welcome Home Party, and were able to tour a home recently rebuilt by St. Bernard Project.

St. Bernard Project is still hard at working rebuilding communities and lives.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Our Fourth Day of Work - April 8, 2010

What a difference four days can make. The building is becoming an empty, gutted structure - a blank canvas for the creation of a community church.

The day was blessed with hard work, good food provided by church members, and visits with friends. Les Scharfenstein stopped by the work site - a former St. Bernard Project client who now works for the organization part-time. We also visited with Sharon Ansardi - whose house was rebuilt in 2008 by St. Bernard Project after three years of living in a FEMA trailer. Both people expressed overwhelming gratitude for the volunteers who help rebuild their homes and their community.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Our Third Day of Work - April 7, 2010

Much of the downstairs has been gutted, furniture and gym equipment broken down and removed. The Katrina-ravaged contents that had remained in a gymnasium for over four years are almost gone.

Members of the church arrive daily to look at the progress of their new church and to serve lunch to the 50+ Shirts Across America volunteers.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Our Second Day of Work - April 6, 2010

The gutting of the old gymnasium (soon to become a church) continues. It's amazing how much can be accomplished in just a day or two. The floor is ripped up - much of the drywall downstairs is gone - and literally tons of debris removed from the building and hauled away.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Our First Day of Work - April 5, 2010

Imagine walking into a building that no one had touched since Hurricane Katrina - a snapshot in time of August 29, 2005. The water rushed in that day and left a permanent mark at approximately twelve feet. The water remained for weeks, and then left in its wake reminders of what once occupied the space. Office supplies were in the lockers, gym shoes were left by members until their next visit, the child care center had toys and baby clothes waiting, food was still in the refrigerator. Five years later, teens rushed in to restore life to a building that will soon be a church.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tumwater Teens Rebuilding in New Orleans

Black Hills High School students and chaperones get ready to start their work
day rebuilding for St. Bernard Project.
Pictured: Back-Lindsay Swick, Marriah Kerrihard, Erin Schneider, Deanna Morrison, Cindy Meyer, Krista Whittaker
Second Row - Tori Stamp, Tanner Johnson, Adam Meyer, Doug Stamp
Front - Lindsey Meyer, Garrison Stamp, Caitlin Meyer

Some pictures of volunteers during our trip.

St. Bernard Project is rebuilding communities in the greater New Orleans area. In addition to rebuilding over 270 homes post-Katrina, providing free mental health services to area residents, and beginning a new "Good Work/Good Pay" rebuilding program - SBP is helping local communities rebuild important community services. This week hundreds of high school and college students, under the leadership of Shirts Across America, are giving up their spring vacations to help in the post-Katrina rebuilding effort. This is the second annual trip for Black Hills High School Tumwater Teens. Today, they gutted a former gym in Meraux, Louisiana that will be rebuilt as The Garden of Prayer church. Within a few weeks, it will open its doors.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Tumwater Teens To Return to New Orleans!

Tumwater Teens: Lindsay Swick, Garrison Stamp, Lindsey Meyer, Erin Schneider, Tanner Johnson, Tori Stamp, Mariah Kerrihard, and Adam Meyer

The Tumwater Teens will return to New Orleans for the second time to help St. Bernard Project rebuild a home post-Katrina. The teens, all Black Hills High School students, will spend their spring break (April 3-10, 2010) volunteering for SBP. Five adult volunteers will be joining the teens. The teens are part of an initiative planned by Shirts Across America to recruit high school students from the West Coast to assist in the rebuilding effort in the New Orleans area.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Please help the St. Bernard Project win $1 Million on Facebook‏

Dear friends and family -

St. Bernard Project received over $60,000 from Chase Community Giving votes on Facebook!

Thank you for your votes!