This site is meant as a commemoration of past trips and a resource for future trips, but most importantly as an acknowledgement of the continued need for support in the Gulf Coast.
Elon University has made a commitment to aid the Bay St. Louis area. The students, faculty, and staff of all past trips are all honored to have worked with this community and look forward to honoring this commitment through future trips!
- Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast area on August 29th, 2005.
- It was the 6th strongest Atlantic hurrican ever recorded and the 3rd strongest landfalling U.S. hurrican ever recorded. It was the costliest hurricane.
- Katrina's size destroyed the Gulf Coast more than 100 miles away from its center.
- As it hit Bay St. Louis, Hurricane Katrina was a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 120mph and caused a 27 foot storm surge which penetrated 6 miles inland and up to 12 miles along rivers and bays.
- It is estimated that there were $81.2 billion in damanges
- The storm killed at least 1,836 people
Pictures from Past Elon Service Trips
Pictures of before, during, and after the hurricane of Bay St. Louis/Waveland and New Orleans
FALL BREAK SLIDESHOW
Pictures from the first team of Elon students, faculty, and staff to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi during the Fall Break 2005
WINTER TERM SLIDESHOW
Pictures from the Winter Term 2006 Course in BSL led by Dr. Ocek Eke and Dr. Alexa Darby. After the slideshow watch the Winter Term Video by Dr. Eke [at the bottom of the page]
CAROLYN BYRNE, KENNY ENGLISH, & STEVE MAIER WINTER TERM SLIDESHOW
Pictures from three Elon students who spent their Winter Term 2006 in MS
FAKE BREAK SLIDESHOW
Pictures from the Leadership Trip during Fake Break 2006
SPRING BREAK SLIDESHOW
Pictures from the Spring Break 2006 Trip
Pictures from the Memorial Weekend Trip- compiled by Kelly Reimer
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