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Field Report: Green Light New Orleans

 

First of all, the most exciting thing that has happened at Green Light recently, is that at the end of March, we reached our goal of installing 90,000 light bulbs from 2011-2012! I wasn’t here when they started working towards that goal, but from what I have heard, at first it seemed pretty intimidating. The year came to a glorious end, in which we had our biggest month ever… thanks to our spring break volunteers, we also installed over 16,000 light bulbs in the month of March! So basically we are all very excited over here. It’s amazing to set a goal and actually be able to achieve it, especially when it seems impossible.

 

The other thing I wanted to write about was a really great volunteering event we had in March. The Notre Dame University Gospel Choir worked with us for a day canvassing and installing light bulbs. We convinced them to do a mini concert before going out on their routes.  It was a great way to start the day, plus some people who were driving by in their cars, and employees of the streetcar barn across the street stopped and came outside to listen. I really liked that other people came to listen because it made it more of a communal event. Events like this are great because they make the day more special and different.

 

-Selena Poznak, Tulane CPS AmeriCorps VISTA, Green Light New Orleans

 

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