My name is Garrett Kenehan, and I’m participating in this year’s New Orleans rebuilding trip along with 9 other great colleagues. I am excited to participate, but don’t quite know what to expect. I’ve never been involved with Habitat for Humanity before, and can’t say I’ve ever built a house (although I did run some electrical in my old house – don’t tell the city inspector). However, neither of those facts minimize the excitement that I feel as I pack up to go down and help. Hopefully, along the way, I can share my experiences with you.
I remember reading last year’s blog as I was joining the faculty here at Berklee. At the time, I was trying to get all the information I could about the college, but the reporting from that trip stuck with me in a powerful way. Perhaps it was the impact that the participants felt, or the description of the appreciation from the residents. Whatever it was, when I saw this year’s call, I knew that I wanted to participate and help. I have never “been without” as many others have, and feel that I should do something to share my good fortune. I am very thankful that I was able to join the group and look forward to having a life-altering experience.
- The happy dog - June 23, 2009
- Excited to go! - June 21, 2009
To all of you embarking on this amazing experience I wish you luck, adventure, strength, and a good time! I will forever carry the notes, sounds, scents, taste, touch and sights of NOLA and will always be in awe of this wondrous city. What you do will carry forward and beyond just this simple week. Good luck and have fun!
Garrett, I know you’ll have an amazing experience. I can’t wait to read more about it.
Enjoy the experience and I look forward to reading your progress–and seeing pictures!
I’m sure that with the expertise of the entire math department on hand, the measuring will go so much more smoothly, Garrett! Looking forward to hearing about the work.