View Full Version : A Tradition of Service Continues...

08-16-2009, 01:48 PM
As LIZF's signature reminds us..."Gonzaga is a special place, with special people!"

This is just another example. If you have the time and the money, I am sure your fellow Gonzaga Alums and friends could use your help.



WHEN : September 20 – 26, 2009

WHERE : New Orleans, Louisiana

WHO : All Gonzaga family and friends are invited to participate, either through your local chapter (bring a group!) or independently. ALL ARE WELCOME.

Join the Zags as we travel to the Big Easy this fall for a one-week rebuilding effort to help bring a city that has suffered so much back to life.

Here's what you need to know:

This project is coordinated by alumni volunteers on behalf of the Gonzaga University Alumni Association and Rebuilding Together (a national service organization). Rebuilding Together (RT) will coordinate the project logistics upon arrival in New Orleans. Participants will be taken care of from the moment you step off the plane until departure.

The participation fee is $250 – paid directly to Rebuilding Together. Yes, unfortunately, even service is no longer free – but the fee covers only a very small percentage of the cost to host each volunteer for a week. The fee provides each participant with housing at an approved facility (dorm-style housing), three meals per day, shuttle service to and from the project site, accident insurance, safety gear and t-shirt. You are responsible for your airfare or transportation to New Orleans, but once you’ve stepped off the plane, the rest is taken care of. RT began coordinating community service projects over 30 years ago, so you're in good hands!

Participants should plan to arrive in New Orleans by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 20 for orientation. The project will conclude late in the day on Friday,September 25 .

Important: Anyone interested in participating should visit the Rebuilding Together F.A.Q website for more information on what to expect.

Alternate housing arrangements: Some participants may wish to secure their own housing arrangements in New Orleans. A "GU hotel" will be selected in early summer. A shuttle van will transport participants who elect to stay at the GU hotel to and from the site each day. Participants opting to secure their own housing (at the GU hotel or elsewhere) will be required to pay a $40 volunteer fee to Rebuilding Together to help defray the cost of daily lunches, equipment and insurance.

After registering, you'll be added to our e-mail distribution list and will receive important information about the trip as details become available. We'll also hold a pre-trip conference call for all attendees approximately one month before the project begins. A list of attendees will be published here once registration begins, so check back often for project updates and to see who is going!

Here is a link:


01-01-2010, 08:55 PM

Alumni Service Group in New Orleans: Alumni from ’82 to ’06, a couple of parents and a great-aunt worked, laughed (and sweated) their way through Gonzaga’s first annual service project in New Orleans in September. Most of the week was devoted to scraping, priming and painting. “I think we all learned that New Orleans needs groups like us to go in and show that someone cares and can help,” said Teresa Hudak of Gonzaga’s Alumni Office.The project was planned with the help of RebuildingTogether, a non-profit agency. Work is under way on a 2010 alumni service project...,+%22alumni+service+group+ in+new+orleans%22&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us