Alumni Project Serve
Habitat for Humanity: New Orleans
March 1 - 3, 2011
Registration Deadline Extended to Friday, February 25, 2011
In its inaugural year, a dedicated group of alumni traveled to New Orleans for Alumni Project Serve. Be a part of this growing tradition. Join forces with Habitat for Humanity to rebuild homes in neighborhoods devastated by hurricane Katrina.
Please carefully read through the following information as you consider committing to this worthwhile project:
- Habitat for Humanity requires that our group fully commits to all three days of the project (March 1 - 3, 2011) and work the entire shift each day (7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. with lunch break). Partial shifts are discouraged. If you cannot make all three days, please communicate your availability to us early.”
- Habitat for Humanity will assign the project based on their biggest needs. The specific project assignment will be announced in late February (about one week from our service dates), but we expect that the work will involve a “Habitat Home Build” project for a New Orleans family in need. A final e-mail will be sent to you with the specific meeting location and time in New Orleans. Visit the Habitat for Humanity Web site for more information on the types of projects being coordinated in the area.
- The registration fee for the Alumni Project Serve is $75 per volunteer. This fee includes lunch delivered to the project site on each of the three work days and an alumni team dinner on Wednesday, March 2 at a nice restaurant. Registration Deadline is Friday, February 18, 2011.
Each volunteer is responsible for any other costs associated with participation, such as airfare, lodging, rental cars, and any meals not packaged within our group registration fee. Habitat for Humanity recommends that volunteers stay in the French Quarter for its convenient, central location. However, please be aware before selecting your accommodations that our project dates will coincide with the very lively and sometimes rowdy Mardi Gras celebrations throughout the French Quarter. A group block of hotel rooms has been arranged for our APS team for the price of $159 per night at the C ourtyard New Orleans Downtown Convention Center at 300 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Rooms will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis directly between alumni volunteers and the hotel. For reservations, call Marriott’s toll free reservation line at (888) 364-1200 and ask for the “Pepperdine University” discounted rate at the Courtyard New Orleans Downtown Convention Center. The deadline to book your room at this rate is Monday, February 7, 2011.
Family members who are at least 16 years of age are welcome to join you.
- Habitat for Humanity requires that you complete their liability waiver, print it, and turn it in to a Habitat for Humanity volunteer coordinator at the project site in New Orleans.
- Please consider bringing a hard hat, gloves, and steel toe boots as a safety precaution.
- For additional information on what to expect in this experience, we encourage you to review the Frequently Asked Questions document. You may also contact Matt Ebeling (listed below).
Again, we applaud you for taking Pepperdine’s mission seriously as alumni committed to serving others, and we hope to see you in New Orleans.
|Matt Ebeling ('99)
|Executive Director, Alumni Affairs
Seaver and George Pepperdine Colleges