Tuesday, February 28, 2017

When Health Meets Mardi Gras

So the Month of February marked the beginning of our preparation for Mardi Gras festivities. I will readily admit that this is probably the most unhealthy time of year to spend in New Orleans due to the excessive amounts of eating and drinking. Only a few of the students in the program have been able to make it to the last day of Fat Tuesday. As I have always said Mardi Gras is a marathon not a sprint. So today is Fat Tuesday so myself and the few students left plan to celebrate the night in spectacular Mardi Gras fashion. Other than the excitement of Mardi Gras earlier this month a set of devastating tornadoes struck New Orleans East leaving a path of destruction in their wake. In response myself and a group students got together and volunteered with red cross disaster relief. Our role during this time was to perform assessments of any homes that sustained damage and report these results to red cross for use by other agencies such as FEMA. With this I mark the end of February and head out to celebrate the end of yet another unhealthy and exciting Mardi Gras.

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Peace Out NUJI

Volunteer Hours

Red Cross: 18 hours

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