Mount St. Joseph University

Mount students to help rebuild homes in New Orleans

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Several College of Mount St. Joseph students are heading to New Orleans in early January with Campus Ministry to help rebuild homes lost after Hurricane Katrina. The Mount has had a few mission trips every year to New Orleans since the hurricane hit.

This year's students will stay at the House of Charity in New Orleans while they work on homes. Each student needs to come up with $200 to help pay for the trip so the students will host a bake sale on Thursday, December 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Classroom Lobby. 

"We are looking forward to being a part of the rebuilding process and helping the people whose homes were damaged by the hurricane," said Tristan Chaput, a Mount sophomore who will be attending for the first time. "What an amazing opportunity to live the mission that we learn at the Mount."

Donations will also be accepted at the bake sale for the students' travels to New Orleans.

For more information, contact Sister Nancy Bramlage, director of mission and ministry.