More than 20 students from Syosset High School’s Interact Club traveled to New Orleans during their February break to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and build affordable housing in areas still impacted by Hurricane Katrina.
Organized by Rotary 7255, the Interact members helped lay the foundation for two homes and constructed all of the exterior and interior walls.
During their downtime, the group had the opportunity to experience New Orleans’ unique culture, including eating creole food, listening to live music in Preservation Hall, watching a Knicks-Pelicans game and exploring Magazine Street through the Garden District. Additionally, they crossed the Mississippi and ate po’ boys with Warren East High School’s Interact Club.
Several of these students have also volunteered on the weekends renovating homes on the south shore damaged by Superstorm Sandy.