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David Lewkowict

Atlanta, GA

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Volunteers Still Helping 5 Years Later

August 29, 2010 - 3:06 PM | by: David Lewkowict

A group from Canada will be the last to volunteer for Mission on the Bay, a charity building homes on the Mississippi coast. As funding priorities shift to more recent disasters, MOB is forced to close its doors. With many unfinished projects, plenty of people still in need and volunteers still wanting to provide assistance, the group is struggling with the decision.

“Unfortunately, there’s still a lot of people that we have coming in still — even yesterday — looking for help, needing help with their homes. We have a whole lot of cases that are just left kind of open ended,” said Lidsay Asker. “We were hoping that we were gonna be able to stay with a small closeout crew to kind of finish up some of the projects that we had started and are gonna have to leave half-way finished. But unfortunately, we’re not gonna be able to do that.”

The Canadian teens are part of the group Youth for Christ. The teens traveled from Ontario, Canada as part of a service mission. Supervised by MOB staff members with construction experience, the kids worked in the Mississippi heat to build a new home where Katrina’s destructive force left its mark five years ago.

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See pictures from our trip to the coast below and click on Jonathan Serrie’s blogs to read more on Liveshots Blog & FOX News Insider Blog

Photo Gallery
Mission on the Bay HQ
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  • Mission on the Bay HQ
  • Job Permit Box
  • Worksite Debris
  • Interviewing Matt
  • Interviewing Matt
  • Cutting Wood
  • Side of House
  • Cutting Wood
  • Andrew Ready for his Interview
  • Finnish the Job
  • Cutting Wood
  • Cutting a Post
  • Cutting a Post
  • Learning New Skills
  • Laying Tile
  • Installing Tile
  • Cutting a Post
  • Heavy Work - Boxes of Tile
  • Opening the Tile
  • Hammering
  • Making Sure the Lines is Straight
  • Opening the Tile
  • Cutting Cement Board
  • Matt Installing Cement Board
  • Mudding the Floor
  • Spreading Mud
  • Working on the House
  • The House they Built
  • Matt's Work Truck
  • The House
  • Volunteers from Ontario Canada
  • Canadian Volunteers in Mississippi
  • Work Truck
  • Tool Trailer
  • Tool Trailer
  • Tools
  • Work Truck
  • Breakfast
  • Jonathan and Willard
  • Interviewing Willard Deal
  • Jonathan & Lindsay
  • Interviewing Willard Deal
  • Jonathan Interviewing Lindsay
  • Interviewing Lindsay
  • Lindsay and Butch
  • Butch & Lindsay Chatting
  • Banner
  • LESM Sign
  • Mission on the Bay Sign
  • Mission on the Bay HQ Wide
  • Mission on the Bay HQ