The third strongest hurricane to ever make landfall in the United States was Hurricane Katrina, hitting and devastating the unique and bustling city of New Orleans in 2005. The 175 miles per hour winds broke levees and homes, making for a great need of volunteers even today, over 10 years after the fact. Habitat for Humanity offers half day to full Spring Break volunteer options for your group, the most popular option being construction. Your group can also work for ReStore, picking up deliveries, organizing, and cleaning donated goods, or the Habitat Urban Gardens, planting, weeding, and propagating native plants. You can also take part in Attack the Block, cleaning up communities still in disarray from the hurricane. Whatever you decide to do here, it helps immensely, and you’ll feel great helping this vivid and colorful city get back on its feet!
Outside of New Orleans there are still boundless volunteering opportunities, with several local chances to help all across the nation and even a few across the seas! The Mission of Habitat for Humanity, which is a Christian based ministry, is to "put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope," which can be accomplished anywhere, not specifically just disaster stricken areas. This organization has over 1,400 affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world, helping a total 6.8 million people improve their living conditions since 1976. Help families left homeless by natural disasters, war and civil unrest today with your group, it’s really easy to find a location, sign up, and help out today!