Information provided by the Huntington School District.
Huntington High School's Habitat for Humanity club is planning to visit New Orleans in February and again in March to continue the rebuilding efforts that have been underway in that southern city since large sections of it were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Huntington's Habitat for Humanity chapter, founded and headed by faculty advisor Robert Gilmor, has traveled to New Orleans five previous times to assist in reconstruction projects.
Huntington School Board members approved the club's plan to travel south from February 16-23 and again on March 23-30. In addition to Mr. Gilmor, teachers Craig McKee and Joseph Cohen and two female chaperones are slated to supervise 21 students on each trip.
The trips are estimated to cost $700 per student. Fundraising will be performed in the months leading up to the trips. (The Huntington School District is not providing any funding.)