Story posted June 15, 2009
The day after graduation, while the Bowdoin seniors were packed up and on their way home, 6 Bowdoin students, 1 Bowdoin staff member, and 1 representative from Habitat for Humanity 7 River Maine embarked on a drive from Maine to Louisiana. For what purpose? To contribute to a Habitat for Humanity build in Covington, LA and to learn more about the continued rebuilding efforts along the Gulf Coast.
This group volunteered with the St. Tammany West chapter of Habitat for Humanity. They spent 5 days working on the interior of a house where their tasks ranged from painting under the house, to hanging doors, to cutting and installing window sills. Not only did students learn skills on the construction site, they also learned more about the mission of Habitat for Humanity and how they're still working to relieve the devistating effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.