In the summer of 2011, Foundations Youth Ministry will be taking three Summer Worktours to New Orleans, Virginia and Washington DC. Each trip will combine service, fellowship, learning about the social justice issues affecting the area and of course fun!
We are many, yet we are one. We are sep’rate yet bound in His love. And together we are all His hands and His feet, bringing mercy and peace to this world; We are many and one.
– Steve Angrisano, Many and One
Participants will volunteer with The St. Bernard Project, located in St. Bernard Parish, as part of Foundations’ ongoing commitment to return to the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina to aid in recovery and rebuilding efforts. This will be the group’s fourth time to the affected area, and their second time helping in New Orleans. The mission of the St. Bernard Project is to create housing opportunities so that Hurricane Katrina survivors can return to their homes.
Participants will serve with Project HELP (Housing Enterprise for Low-Income People) in Dungannon, VA. Project HELP is dedicated to providing safe, warm, dry, and affordable housing for low and moderate income families in Scott County. While in Appalachia, teens will work to rehab homes and on other similar projects. They will also have opportunities to learn about rural living and the economics of a small town.
Participants will partner with The Steinbruck Center for Urban Studies at Luther Place Church, an organization that informs others about homelessness and education by exploring issues of social justice via faith and service. While in DC, teens will meet with elected officials, tour a variety of DC educational institutions, and serve in areas related to children and adult education.