Will You Be Part of the Solution?
What is SuperBuild?
SuperBuild is Shirts Across America’s (SAA) annual fundraiser that challenges trip volunteers to raise awareness in their communities about the ongoing recovery in New Orleans. This symbolic walk will help commemorate the 14 years that have passed since Hurricane Katrina impacted the Gulf Coast, as well as help support our building partners in New Orleans and contribute to the student volunteer scholarship fund.
SuperBuild began after our first trip to New Orleans in 2008 and originally supported our first building partner, SBP (formerly St. Bernard Project). We have since expanded SuperBuild to support our newest building partners, New Orleans Area Habitat For Humanity (NOAHH) and Youth Rebuilding New Orleans (YRNO). Proceeds from SuperBuild support our building partners in purchasing building materials for the homes SAA volunteers work on. Without our building partners, we would not be able to do the work that we do!
The event consists of a walk around Green Lake in Seattle, WA (for Seattle-area schools) AND Capitol Lake/Marathon Park in Olympia, WA (for South Sound-area schools). Trip volunteers are asked to walk the trails with members of their assigned school teams that they will travel with and work alongside in New Orleans.
We encourage volunteers to branch out beyond their immediate family for support, as this fundraiser is focused on educating the community as a whole. Plus, you will be able to tell people how you have decided to spend your break and even inspire others to engage with their own community!