Students from James Madison University in Virginia have made 10 different week long trips to New Orleans to help volunteer in the rebuilding and repair of houses damaged during Hurricane Katrina, according to a report on WWL-TV.
The students were 8 or 9 years old when Katrina hit. Many thought a decade out, their help wouldn't be needed, until they got here.
"There's still a lot of vacant houses. A lot of houses are empty. A lot of houses look like they are freshly being built," said Abhis Sedhai. "There's just a lot of work to be done."
Coordinating the work and volunteers is the non-profit, project homecoming. They're working on a handful of houses at once, and without a steady stream of volunteers still coming it wouldn't be possible.