MDRT Service Project 2015
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the New Orleans area, leaving massive, almost indescribable, destruction in her wake. Eighty percent of New Orleans was under water; nearby St. Bernard Parish was deemed 100% uninhabitable.
In concert with this year's MDRT Annual Meeting in New Orleans, MDRT Foundation Canada members joined their counterparts from 17 countries in helping rebuild 7 homes for people who were still living in dwellings devastated by the hurricane. The rebuilding effort was organized through St. Bernard Project.
Since its founding in 2006, St Bernard Project has rebuilt homes for over 900 families with the help ofﾠ 100,000 volunteers in New Orleans.