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We hope everyone enjoyed Mardi Gras, and has fully recovered! Things are starting to settle down here at Rebuilding Together Acadiana after our big MLK service project. Over 60 AmeriCorps/CapacityCorps members from Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide,  plus local volunteers and the UL AmeriCorps members, helped us repair seven homes in the Monroe Neighborhood here in Lafayette. With just a few minor repairs left for two of the homes, we are happy to say the service week was a success! Before long, we’ll be ramping up for our Annual Rebuilding Days, so if you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering with us, give us a call at (337) 291-9910 or email karleigh.rtacadiana@gmail.com .

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MLK

Rebuilding Together’s MLK Week of Service is almost here! RTA is very excited to be hosting 100+ AmeriCorps/CapacityCorps members, AmeriCorps alumni and other volunteers from across the country. We will revitalize eight homes in the Monroe Neighborhood. The eight homes, located on two streets, provide us with the opportunity to make a big impact on our targeted area. Thanks to our partnership with Bridge Ministry of Acadiana, Inc. we have been able to make a connection to this neighborhood and its residents. A new partnership with Project Front Yard will further allow us to impact the Monroe Neighborhood and promote Rebuilding Together Acadiana’s overall cause.

If you or someone you know would like to participate in our MLK event:

Email us at karleigh.rtacadiana@gmail.com

Or give us a call at (337) 291-9910

This Semester has been a good one. We built 8 ramps with the help of some local volunteers and University of Louisiana Lafayette AmeriCorps members. The semester also brought along the end of Brooks Carroll’s term of service with Rebuilding Together Acadiana. We will miss everyone that we’ve had to say goodbye to, but are very thankful for the time we’ve shared with them!!!

Our CapacityCorps members are required to develop a service project during their year with us.  This past Saturday our members worked with a Ranger at Chicot State Park to build a new trail bridge and perform maintenance on others.  Check them out!

This past Saturday was National Make A Difference Day, and this awesome crew sure did make a difference for a homeowner this weekend.

Thanks to Ron, Julie, Jeff and Wendy for spending their Saturday with us!  Here they are in action:

A throwback to the last time Rebuilding Together Acadiana hosted the annual Martin Luther King, Jr event to celebrate the news that we will be hosting again this coming January!  This is just one of the homes that AmeriCorps members worked on during the week long event in 2010.  We’re very excited to have them back!

 

As I suspect most of y’all know, our Ramps and Rails program is a hallmark of Rebuilding Together Acadiana.  Through a partnership with the University of Louisiana Lafayette’s AmeriCorps program, we are able to build a ramp a week during the fall and spring semesters.

Our crew members this semester have already proven themselves incredibly dedicated and awesome people!  They have already finished two ramps and will be doing another this week.

Thanks for all your hard work guys, looking forward to the rest of the semester!

 

Weds Crew

Eric, Brittany and Christina bright eyed and ready to work.

 

Aimee, Arnelle, and Nia (and the ladies of RTA) with their first completed ramp!