De La Salle religion students fill backpacks for the homeless _lowres

Photo provided by De La Salle High School -- De La Salle seniors who participated in the Backbacks for the Homeless service project stand in front of the Harry Thompson hall of St. Joseph Church on Tulane Avenue with some of the backpacks they collected and filled. In the front row, from left, are Harlan Thorpe, Quitman 'Q' Thomas, Karli Hebert, Sydney Strahan and Sophia Perez. In the second row are Landon Dorsey, Shaiyena Holmes, Madalynn McFatter, Jeremiah Hernandez, Gage Stahl, Mallory Hefner, Jobeth Campbell and religion teacher Tony Behan. In the third row are Cameron Thomassie, Brandon Stamps, Taylor Rankins, Alex Costelloe, Rhojahnae August, Jonathan Campi, Kevin Keegan and Jon-Austin White.

Senior religion students at De La Salle High School in New Orleans recently filled 50 backpacks for distribution to homeless people through the Harry Thompson Center, which operates from St. Joseph Church, 1802 Tulane Ave., New Orleans.

Religion teacher Tony Behan organized the Backpacks for the Homeless service project.

“We had some great class discussions on being homeless and living on the streets,” Behan said, “and I think our seniors have a more compassionate view of the problems people in this situation face.”