Twelve Tuesday’s Children young adults ages 15 -18 participated in our annual Helping Heals community service trip during their February break. On this week-long trip, participants learned about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans and its residents. With the guidance of a local organization, Youth Rebuilding New Orleans, they spent most days constructing a house in the Bayou St. John neighborhood that was flooded by the hurricane in 2005. The group assisted with painting the interior and exterior of the house, putting in drywall, scraping the floors, and painting the porch of another newly constructed home. Participants also had the opportunity to learn about Cajun culture, attend a live jazz performance, experience local cuisine and culture.