New Orleans

6/15/19 - 6/23/19

King Cakes and Jambalaya. Sweaty days and late night laughs. The chance for you to bring hope and love to folks in the awesome city of New Orleans. This trip is for anyone who’s excited to serve others and get their hands dirty—but might not know how to start. Solution: start here, superstar. Hammer some nails with Habitat for Humanity, clean some parks with Hands On, or help do some light home repair for elderly members of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church. You’ll build authentic friendships, be immersed in a fascinating culture, and experience how God is in the business of restoring all that’s lost. Plus: gumbo.

NOTE: We will not be participating in VBC on this trip as we have in the past.

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When: 6/15/19 - 6/23/19
Deposit: $200
Size of Trip: 200
Minimum Age: 13
Restrictions: None
Total Cost: $1200 (Don't worry. Check this out.)
Sign Up Deadline: 3/31/19

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How much does it cost?

$1,200. This covers the hotel, most meals, some activities, the bus ride there and back, plus donations to our partners in New Orleans - Habitat, Hands On, and Franklin Avenue Baptist Church. You'll be on your own for five meals, so you'll need to plan to pay for those, as well as if you want to buy beads, a King Cake, or a po' boy.
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Who can go?

This trip is for anyone—Crossroads people, non-Crossroads people, friends and family from out of town, people from all over the faith spectrum—with a heart for serving. The only requirement is that you are 18 years old, or 13 years old with a parent or guardian. And groups of two or more, like families or small groups, can sign up together.

Day 1

Depart on bus to New Orleans

Day 2

Arrive in New Orleans. Go to a service at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, rest, and view the city

Day 3-7

Work with one of partners organizations in the day (FABC, Hands On, or Habitat). Enjoy the true NOLA culture through different night time activities we have planned.

Day 8

Depart on the bus back home

Day 9

Arrive in Cincinnati

We will be staying at the Embassy Suites

Franklin Avenue Baptist Church

FABC (Franklin Avenue Baptist Church) was a partnership that turned into a true friendship. Over the course of 10 years we have built community and friends helping each other out. FABC sends a group of people to help us in GO Local every other year and we love helping FABC care for their community. This can look like helping elderly community members with minor home repair/painting projects to helping run a vacation bible camp for the children.

Learn more about Franklin Avenue Baptist Church

Hands On

Hands On works to engage, empower and transform their community through volunteer service. This can be anything from helping to paint and beautify schools to cleaning up parks for children and families to play and be in community together. When people do life together it is better for everyone and this is how Hands On helps New Orleans.

Learn more about Hands On

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity goal is to build homes in partnership with sponsors, volunteers, communities, and homeowner families, whereby families are empowered to transform their own lives; and to eliminate substandard housing in the New Orleans area while serving as a catalyst to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. And like all partners in NOLA this isn’t just a national organization, we have ten years of relationship with the local Habitat.

Learn more about Habitat for Humanity