University of South Dakota

One of the groups we have in town for Cowen Service Challenge week is from the University of South Dakota. The 11 hale and hearty volunteers are staying in our bunkhouse and fought their way through a storm in Missouri to get here, delaying them by a day. As cold as it has been in New Orleans this week courtesy of the suddenly trending “polar vortex,” this group of Coyotes escaped far more frigid weather in their home state. We started them off working on stump removal at 318 South Salcedo, and they got right to it.

Coyotes in the bunkhouse, gearing up for a new day.Coyotes in the bunkhouse, gearing up for a new day.

 

Murph and Ryan instruct the troops.Murph and Ryan instruct the troops.

 

Viewing the task ahead.Viewing the task ahead.

 

Rounding up the equipment.Rounding up the equipment.

 

The team gets crackin'.The team gets crackin’.

 

Diggin' the view from above.Diggin’ the view from above.

 

We will not be stumped!We will not be stumped!

 

Taking a whack at it.Taking a whack at it.

 

The Coyotes tackled other tasks too, like sweeping the back porch...The Coyotes tackled other tasks too, like sweeping the back porch…

 

...and installing siding.…and installing siding.
 

Let's cut this piece right.Let’s cut this piece right.

 

Team junk removal.Team junk removal.

 

Mop duty...and check out Marissa, Cassy and Mackenzie as TV stars in the video below!Mop duty…and check out Marissa, Cassy and Mackenzie as TV stars in the video below!