In response to the devastation caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to the Gulf Coast in 2005, Student Advocacy for Equitable Recovery was created by Tulane University students to address the expressed needs of their community. SAFER does so by engaging students locally and globally in the recovery effort while providing rebuilding assistance and case management services to families struggling to move back home.
Spend a Year In New Orleans
This year SVC sent an Alternative Spring Break trip to New Orleans to help SAFER rebuild the city. The group worked on 3 different homes throughout the city, helping to paint the exterior of one and install drywall in the other two. If you would like to participate in the next trip, contact SVC today! Donít want to wait? Organize your own trip! Email: for more information.


Visit our website ( and forward it to your friends and family.

Friend SAFER on Facebook and leave an encouraging message on the wall. Join the ‘Rebuild New Orleans!’ cause on Facebook ( Invite all of your friends to join and donate using a credit card, all right through Facebook!

Check out our YouTube channel and send our videos around to your friends and family. Also, subscribe to our channel so you can stay up to date on whats happening on the ground here.

Buy some ‘Rebuild New Orleans’ gear ( Cool T-shirts, Buttons, Stickers, Patches, and Mardi Gras Beads. All proceeds benefit the recovery effort.

Organize a fundraiser, big or small, and send the proceeds to SAFER. Download our fundraising packet (coming soon) for ideas and to learn about what resources we have made available to assist your efforts.

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