Students arrive at Warren Easton Charter High School on a December morning.
R otarians from Berkely, California, USA, recently joined New Orleans Rotarians for a tour of Warren Easton Charter High School, and the renovations completed as part of several service projects following Hurricane Katrina. In June 2006, about 30 Berkeley Rotarians toiled alongside locals in the Louisiana heat, restoring classrooms and offices on the school’s upper levels. The next year, Rotarians from seven U.S. states and Canada returned to Warren Easton to build and upgrade science labs, renovate the library, and complete work on classrooms and common areas. Less than two years after Rotarians took up the cause, the beleaguered school that almost didn't reopen was back -- and in better condition than before the hurricane.
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