Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. to Build a Better Community in New Orleans (8/8/06)

Dawn M. Orso
8 August 2006

Junior League members to travel to New Orleans to help rebuild communities destroyed by Hurricane Katrina

Annapolis, M.D. – [August 8, 2006] – Members of the Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. (JLA) will be traveling with their friends and family to New Orleans this October to help rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina.  More than thirty members of the Annapolis chapter of the Junior League will be working in conjunction with the New Orleans Junior League and Junior League members from across the country to repair and rebuild the New Orleans community.  There are currently 298 Junior League members from around the country including 28 states and Canada who are scheduled to participate in this League-wide event.  JLA volunteers will be personally paying for all travel and lodging costs associated with the trip.

The work will be focused on an area in the city which was heavily impacted by Hurricane Katrina and which also houses the Junior League of New Orleans’ thrift shop.  During the four-day trip, JLA members will renovate a home and repair other community sites including a neighborhood playground and local gardens. The Junior League of Annapolis, Inc. is active in many ways in the Anne Arundel community, but also reaches out to others in need.  The Junior League is a leader in community volunteerism and the Annapolis chapter is joining Leagues from around the country to lend a helping hand in New Orleans.