Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Olympian Newspaper Article

Check out this newspaper article about Tumwater Teens & St. Bernard Project:

Friday, April 8, 2011

Tumwater Teens - Last Day of Work - April 8, 2011

We worked 1/2 day today - laying laminate flooring, working on window casings, and doors. We stopped by the St. Bernard Project office at the end of the day and we were able to talk to Liz McCartney, co-founder of St. Bernard Project! Back to Washington tomorrow . . .

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tumwater Teens Spring Break Trip - April 7, 2011

Painting done! The flooring and related supplies arrived, and we unloaded the truck - and then started installing the laminate flooring. . .

Tumwater Teens Spring Break Trip - April 7, 2011

At lunch today, we visited last year's work site. It had been a fitness center pre-Katrina. We spent five days in 2010 gutting the building and throwing away the debris and equipment. The pastor remembered us and has the picture we gave him hanging up in his office! The former fitness center will reopen as the Garden of Prayer Church. If we come back next year, he said he'd have a barbecue for us :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tumwater Teens Spring Break Rebuild Trip (April 6, 2011)

We were busy finishing the painting, priming, and some drywall today!

Tumwater Teens Rebuild Trip: Day Two (April 5, 2011)

Day Two at the Dupre house - more mudding, sanding, priming, and painting! Most of the downstairs painting is complete, and we're starting to work upstairs!

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Tumwater Teens Spring Break Volunteer Trip: Our first day of work: April 4, 2011

Here we are in the Lower Ninth Ward working on Brenda Dupre's home. Most of the day was spent priming and painting the walls, or doing some drywall. We looked at the house next door - untouched since Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. St. Bernard Project has rebuilt over 350 homes so far - more than any other nonprofit in the New Orleans area.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tumwater Teens - Off to New Orleans

Tumwater Teens and Chaperones ready to leave for airport!

Tumwater Teens are showing off their t-shirts with sponsor logos on the back!

The Tumwater Teens are students at Black Hills High School. They are (left to right): Erin Schneider, Caleb Montelongo, Trevor Smith, Lindsay Swick, Katie Repine, Tori Stamp, Mariah Kerrihard, Lindsey Meyer, and Tanner Johnson

The Tumwater Teens left yesterday for New Orleans! Tomorrow we start our work rebuilding a home destroyed when the levees failed after Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. St. Bernard Project has rebuilt over 350 homes to date! The Teens have been busy since November getting ready for this trip. First, they raised about $800 for St. Bernard Project in their Home for the Holidays campaign. Then they started putting on garage sales, and selling candy bars, and recruiting local sponsors to help pay for their trip. They were able to fundraise for approximately $350 of the $700 cost for the trip.

Tumwater Teens want to give a special thanks to their local business sponsors:

  • Titus Will Olympia, a car deal at the Olympia auto mall

  • South Sound Women's Center, offers medical care for women

  • Dr. Joseph de Jesus, DDS, PS, Orthodontics for Children and Adults