Nuns Build in New Orleans

From left are Lou Egging, Amanda Eberhart, Raymond Lee, Julie Ferraro and Gabriela Egging.

Four Clinton residents traveled to New Orleans in November, representing the Sisters of St. Francis at the annual Nuns Build. Gabriela and Lou Egging, Sojourners with the Clinton Franciscans; Julie Ferraro, Sojourner and coordinator of volunteers for the Sisters; and Amanda Eberhart, office manager, participated in the project.
Nuns Build is a week where Sisters, associates and their friends come to New Orleans from across the country to assist in the ongoing effort to rebuild houses devastated by Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding. The event is coordinated by the St. Bernard Project, a nonprofit organization which has already completed more than 500 houses in New Orleans — with many more to be done.
The team from Clinton worked with Sisters of Charity from New York and Cincinnati, as well as Americorps volunteers, dry-walling the home of Raymond Lee. He lives in an area hard hit by the levee breaches after the 2005 hurricane.

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