SMC Students Clean up, Green up New Orleans
The experiences of 24 Saint Mary's students who spent three weeks in New Orleans in January doing hurricane relief work were documented on several television newscasts and newspaper articles.
KGO TV broadcast a report at 6 p.m. on Feb. 7 that included the students' observations about New Orleans as well as footage of their work shot by videographer Marcia Ong '02. KPIX TV aired a report on its 5 p.m. newscast on Feb. 6 that followed the students in New Orleans as they gutted houses badly damaged by flooding, "learning lessons you rarely find in books." Newspaper articles about their work also ran on Feb. 3 in the Contra Costa Times, on Jan. 26 in The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, on Jan. 26 in the Valley Times in Pleasanton, and in the Jan. 23 edition of the Catholic Voice.