MSPP CARE (Communities Assisting Relief Efforts) is a student-interest group with a commitment to community service. Members will organize and implement volunteer projects that provide aid and outreach to individuals and communities in need. In addition to joining community building efforts and providing hands on relief, CARE will raise funds, supplies, and awareness for communities requiring assistance. Participants of CARE will take part in a structured, team oriented immersion experience that is culturally rich and expands members’ understanding of community and self.
New Orleans Update
This year’s trip was a great success! The week started out wet with a lot of rain but that didn’t stop us. We planted trees in a local park and prepared flooring and painted in a home that was being rebuilt. When it dried up later in the week we volunteered in an animal shelter, a Head Start site, installing energy efficient light bulbs in homes, and worked at a Hornets game. We met some great people and made lasting memories during our week in New Orleans.
2012 MSPP CARE TEAM:
Elizabeth Abbate, Jeana-Marie Allan, Rob Chester, Ashley Gareau, Briana Johannesen, Amanda Jones, Peter Korn, Kasey Lafreniere, Tracy Lindquist, Lauren Lindsay, Jaclyn Miller, Samantha Nedder.
January 2011 MSPP CARE Team (Week 1):
Allison Arrigg, Elizabeth Barcewicz, Andrea Buonaugurio, Peter Lim, Angie Reather, Robert Sawtelle, & Taylor Scull
January 2011 MSPP CARE Team (Week 2):
Kaleigh Flanagan, Ryan Gazzola, Bryan Harnsberger, Sasheen Hazel, Amanda Jones, Melissa Schron, & Taylor Scull
January 2010 MSPP CARE Team (Week 1):
Laura Andrews, Elizabeth Barcewicz, Tracy Lindquist, Leah Pesculis, Leigh Rosenfeld, Danielle Russo, & Taylor Scull
January 2010 MSPP CARE Team (Week 2):
Nerissa Douglas, Lisa Garfunkel, Lisa Giordano, Jennifer Gonzalez, Marcy LeLacheur, Taylor Scull & Norman Tippens.
January 2009 MSPP CARE Team:
Sofia Georgoulias, Lisa Giordano, Larry Love, Aziz Nashef, Matt Percy, Leah Pesculis, Taylor Scull, & Whitney Randall
July 2008 MSPP CARE Team:
Josh Hecht, Larry Love, & Taylor Scull
A Brief Slide Show of our work in New Orleans
While MSPP CARE’s primary mission has been to provide aid and outreach to individuals and communities in need, members have found these immersion ventures to be personally and professionally enriching. These service-learning opportunities enhance students’ skills, allowing them to better meet the need and make a difference. Inevitably, with each trip students are moved by the strength, hope, courage and honesty of New Orleans residents, and feel that this experience enables them to become better future mental health professionals.
MSPP CARE has teamed up with the following organizations: