Guiding Light Leads to New Orleans

The cast of “Guiding Light,” a multiple Emmy award-winning daytime soap opera and longest running daytime drama in history, descended on New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. They were more than famous actors; they were the face of volunteering. They embarked on a new kind of volunteer work called voluntourism, where people come to aid the locals and spend time soaking up local culture. And in New Orleans, culture reigns supreme. Brass bands and second lines randomly sprout like wildflowers under the city’s majestic Cypress trees. Fortunetellers and street magicians are a hop away from our famous streetcars. [...]

Three Reasons You Should Join Us in Rebuilding New Orleans

If you live in the area, why not join in the effort to rebuild New Orleans? You’ll be joining thousands of people who chip in a few hours once a week or even a whole Saturday or Sunday once a month. There’s no limit to how little or how much time you spend with us, and your strength, skills, and manpower goes towards a great cause! Need more inspiration to join us as we rebuild New Orleans? Check out these three reasons you may not have considered before. 1) The damage from Hurricane Katrina lives on. Though this devastating hurricane [...]