From the Ground Up

Holy Cross students build new homes for Katrina victims in Gulf Coast
July 29, 2019 at 12:37 p.m.
From the Ground Up
From the Ground Up


For the fifth year in a row, students from Holy Cross High School, Delran, traded in their textbooks and laptops for hammers, saws and lumber to help build new homes along the Gulf Coast.

As part of an effort coordinated by Habitat for Humanity, Holy Cross students traveled to Lizana, Miss., to construct houses for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Although this year marks the fifth anniversary of the disastrous storm, many people in the region are still struggling from the great losses and widespread damage that Katrina caused.

In what has become an annual Holy Cross tradition, a group of 19 students and three chaperones took part in the trip the week before Thanksgiving. They were hosted locally by Project Hope and Compassion, an ecumenical Christian relief organization founded by St. Ann Catholic Parish in Lizana. Karen Parker, director of Project Hope and Compassion, works with Holy Cross to coordinate their trip each year.

The members of the Holy Cross contingent were: Tonee Burley of Pennsauken; Charmaine Cavan of Westampton; Lisa Neal of Riverton; Kelsey Ryan of Delran; Chris Marrocco of Delanco; Alec Clelland of Delanco; Jess Brum of Mt Laurel; Elizabeth Holmes of Willingboro and Anya Hall of Delanco.

Also participating were Brendan Deckert, Dave Sample, Ryan Timken and Geoffery Stoddart, all residents of Marlton. Joining them were Jessica Snyder of Cinnaminson, Amy Johnstone of Riverton, Sam Talerico of Mt. Laurel, Jackie Devlin of Riverside, Haley Gannon of Westampton and Cristel Louis of Willingboro.

Chaperones for the trip were Theresa Snyder, Charlie Viggiani and Mike Fynan.

Information about the Habitat for Humanity project and additional photos are available at habitatbaywaveland.org.[[In-content Ad]]

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For the fifth year in a row, students from Holy Cross High School, Delran, traded in their textbooks and laptops for hammers, saws and lumber to help build new homes along the Gulf Coast.

As part of an effort coordinated by Habitat for Humanity, Holy Cross students traveled to Lizana, Miss., to construct houses for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Although this year marks the fifth anniversary of the disastrous storm, many people in the region are still struggling from the great losses and widespread damage that Katrina caused.

In what has become an annual Holy Cross tradition, a group of 19 students and three chaperones took part in the trip the week before Thanksgiving. They were hosted locally by Project Hope and Compassion, an ecumenical Christian relief organization founded by St. Ann Catholic Parish in Lizana. Karen Parker, director of Project Hope and Compassion, works with Holy Cross to coordinate their trip each year.

The members of the Holy Cross contingent were: Tonee Burley of Pennsauken; Charmaine Cavan of Westampton; Lisa Neal of Riverton; Kelsey Ryan of Delran; Chris Marrocco of Delanco; Alec Clelland of Delanco; Jess Brum of Mt Laurel; Elizabeth Holmes of Willingboro and Anya Hall of Delanco.

Also participating were Brendan Deckert, Dave Sample, Ryan Timken and Geoffery Stoddart, all residents of Marlton. Joining them were Jessica Snyder of Cinnaminson, Amy Johnstone of Riverton, Sam Talerico of Mt. Laurel, Jackie Devlin of Riverside, Haley Gannon of Westampton and Cristel Louis of Willingboro.

Chaperones for the trip were Theresa Snyder, Charlie Viggiani and Mike Fynan.

Information about the Habitat for Humanity project and additional photos are available at habitatbaywaveland.org.[[In-content Ad]]
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