Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Shirts Across America (SAA) as we continue to help bring people home in New Orleans, Louisiana!
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf Coast, devastating communities in Louisiana and Mississippi. In New Orleans, levee failures led to extensive flooding throughout the city, with up to 20 feet of water in some neighborhoods. Many families, in their efforts to rebuild, experienced additional challenges created by bureaucratic inefficiency, lack of resources, contractor fraud, and unequal allocation of aid.
Now, 13 years later, there is still much work to be done in New Orleans. It can take up to 20 years for a city to recover from a disaster like Hurricane Katrina.
Even though the news crews left a couple of weeks after the storm, SAA still stands with the people of New Orleans. We are committed to engaging volunteers like you to help build homes in New Orleans throughout the school year. To date, SAA has:
- Sent over 3,000 high school volunteers to help with rebuilding efforts in Louisiana and Mississippi
- Fully funded 16 homes through donations and volunteer hours
- Worked on 175 homes/projects in the region
Interested in making a difference? Make sure to apply! Applications for our 2019 immersion experiences can be found at the links below:
Adult Volunteer Application
Student Volunteer Application
Check our calendar for information sessions and application deadlines.
New Orleans Immersion Trip Schedule (2019)
Mid-Winter Break Trip
Saturday, February 16 – Saturday, February 23, 2019
Spring Break Trip #1
Saturday, March 30 – Saturday, April 6, 2019
Spring Break Trip #2
Saturday, April 20 – Saturday, April 27, 2019
Summer Break Trip
Sunday, June 23 – Sunday, June 30, 2019