October 09, 2021 8:00 AM to 4:00 PMUptown Campus
Thank you for your interest in volunteering in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida with Tulane's CPS and the Pointe-au-Chien indigenous tribe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2m8JHuD_YU&t=4s
We are entering someone else’s community during their hardest times. It is important for us to educate ourselves about whom we’re serving and the community’s history so that we can serve ethically and compassionately. Please visit the tribe's website before your service trip and complete this mandatory ethical service quiz.
We will depart from the Diboll Shuttle Stop on Saturday at 8:00 AM and return no later than 4:00 PM. Tulane students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend, and registering here will reserve you a seat on the bus. The Pointe Au Chien community center is 1.5 hours from the Diboll Shuttle Stop. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be working to help the tribe's homeowners to clear debris and gut and clean their homes. This will be strenuous work. Be sure to dress for debris removal. This includes wearing long pants and boots or heavy duty/closed-toed shoes. Bring a hat, heavy duty gloves, sunscreen, bug spray, a water bottle and a mask. (We will have back up gloves, water, etc. so don't worry if you don't have these.)
The tribe will prepare a lunch for us that will likely include meat or shellfish (i.e. red beans, jambalaya, etc.). We’ll have some other snacks on hand, but feel free to bring your own snacks and food to supplement and suit your dietary preferences.
The service trip dates are below Sign up separately for each date you wish to attend.