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, 14 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 3,400 high school volunteers to help with rebuilding efforts in Louisiana and Mississippi
- Fully funded 16 homes through donations and volunteer hours
- Worked on 199 homes/projects in the region
Interested in making a difference? Make sure to apply! Click on your school’s link below for details and our application.
Check our calendar for information sessions and application deadlines.
2020 New Orleans Immersion Trip Schedule
Mid-Winter Break Trip
Saturday, February 15 – Saturday, February 22, 2020
Eastside Catholic High School
Roosevelt High School
Spring Break Trip #1
Saturday, April 4 – Saturday, April 11, 2020
Bellarmine Preparatory School
Olympia High School
Sumner High School
Spring Break Trip #2
Saturday, April 11 – Saturday, April 18, 2020
Bishop Blanchet High School
Holy Names Academy
O’Dea High School
Seattle Preparatory School
Summer Break Trip
Saturday, June 20 – Saturday, June 27, 2020
St. Joseph/The VOICE
National Charity League
National League of Young Men
Partner School volunteers click here