Rebuilding New Orleans

Rebuilding New Orleans

Situated on the edge the Mississippi River and the mighty Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans has strong French, Spanish, African, and Native American roots. Help with the ongoing Hurricane Katrina relief effort by assisting with home construction projects and interacting with local families. After service, explore the French Quarter, try traditional local foods, and take a swamp tour before heading home.

This program can be adapted to take place in Houston, Texas, to assist with Hurricane Harvey relief. See Rebuilding Houston.

Program Profile
Program Profile
Carry-On

A school backpack or a similar sized bag is ideal.

  • Passport/Photo ID
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Wallet/money
  • Book and/or journal
  • Pen
  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Chargers
  • Change of clothes
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Medication
  • Visa documentation (if applicable)
  • Consent to Travel form
  • Rustic Pathways emergency contacts
Checked Luggage

A 50-70 Liter duffel bag or backpack is ideal.

Clothes

  • Socks (8-10)
  • Underwear (8-10)
  • Pants/Capris/Jeans (2-3)
  • Shorts (2)
  • Long sleeved shirt (2-4)
  • Hoodie/sweatshirt (1)
  • T-shirt (8)
  • Tank tops (2-3)
  • Pajamas
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Light jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Sandals
  • Hard-soled shoes/work boots
  • Sneakers
  • Hat

Toiletries

(travel sized containers packed in Ziploc bags)

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash/Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Deodorant
  • Razor/shaving cream

Miscellaneous

  • Sleeping bag/blanket
  • Pillowcase
  • Headlamp/flashlight