Tulanians Hold Day of Community Service on Katrina Anniversary

Tulane University alumni, faculty, staff and more than 1,000 students will volunteer throughout the city on Saturday, Aug. 29 as part of Outreach Tulane, a day-long volunteer effort in various neighborhoods of New Orleans. This year, Tulane"s annual community service event coincides with the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall in New Orleans on August 29, 2005, leading to levee failure and massive devastation of the city.

The Tulane Center for Public Service, the Community Action Council of Tulane University Students (CACTUS), SAFER, and the Office of Student Programs have coordinated projects with over 18 community groups, including City Park, Save Our Cemeteries, Langston Hughes Academy Charter School, Arthur Ashe Elementary School, Green Light New Orleans, The Green Project, Paint Rally, Make It Right Foundation, and more.

Volunteers will meet in the ballroom of the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life at 8 a.m. and will be bused to their service agencies around the city where they will work until 3 p.m.

This year"s activities will include painting public schools, picking up trash and debris at schools and parks, installing energy efficient light bulbs, and restoring New Orleans" iconic cemeteries.

For more information, visit http://outreach.tulane.edu/