Through this project, students will have the opportunity to gain valuable information about low-income housing in the Baton Rouge area. Volunteers will be painting at the site of an ongoing home build.
Volunteers will meet at the Ag Lot that fronts John M. Parker Coliseum along Highland Road and South Stadium Drive and will carpool to the site of the build.
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge, Inc. serves a four-parish area including East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, and Ascension Parishes, covering more than 1,500 square miles of land.
This is a free event, but advance registration is required before July 10 at midnight. Any student at LSU, the LSU-BRCC Bridge Program, the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, or the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is eligible to participate. LSU will provide lunch and students will carpool with one another to the site.
August 29, 2015 marks the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. During Community Bound, we will commemorate the survivors of Hurricane Katrina, honor those who were lost, and recognize that there is still much to be done.
Volunteers will serve in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas and work with communities that were impacted by Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath of the storm.
All volunteers should check-in for Community Bound at 7:30 a.m. The service project will begin with a brief kickoff program in the LSU Student Union Theater at 8:00 a.m.
Those serving in Baton Rouge will wrap up around 1 p.m., and those serving in New Orleans will return to LSU by approximately 5 p.m.
Community Bound organizers are working closely with LSU Greek Life to coordinate timely return to campus for students pledging fraternities or sororities August 22. These students should select Baton Rouge service sites in the registration process.
About Community Bound
Community Bound is a service plunge program designed especially for first-year LSU students. The program works in close collaboration with the East Baton Rouge school system, Aramark, City Year Baton Rouge, and Volunteers in Public Schools, and provides general fix-up projects, like painting, landscaping, and building reading nooks to approximately 25 primary and secondary schools. This program is a great way for students to meet friends and classmates, to learn more about the local impacts of Hurricane Katrina, and to get involved in their new community.
Community Bound was first hosted by the LSU Honors College, but became a Campus Life program in 2006. The program is designed each summer by a committee of faculty, staff, and student leaders coordinated through Volunteer LSU.
In 2015, Community Bound will be open to all LSU students, including incoming freshmen, new transfer students, and new students participating in the BRCC Bridge Program, and returning students to LSU, the LSU Graduate School, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, and the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law School.
Participation is free; transportation and lunch will be included.
Students wishing to participate should register by August 15.