BonaResponds usually take trips on spring, summer, fall, winter breaks... Read about our trips from the beginning on the timeline page.... it has several cool features including a map showing where we've been! Interested in going on our next trip? Stay tuned to Twitter and blog updates -- we are monitoring current events to help plan our next trip. Can't go with us? See how you can help locally or even at home on our Get Involved page. Be sure to sign up on our email list too.
Click on a location name to read more about a trip.
Preparing for a Trip
Below are the forms needed for service trips with BonaResponds. "What to Bring" gives you an idea of what typical trips require... but be sure to check out the blog and emails specific to your trip when packing.
Jim's & Laura's Speeches
Hurricane Katrina Relief Trip
From the BV: "BonaResponds spent Feb. 27 to March 7 cleaning two miles of road, hanging drywall, wrapping and insulating houses, rough wiring (doing preliminary electrical work before electricians come in) and gutting homes, which includes knocking water-damaged walls down in order to put new ones up. The group flew into Houston, stayed in a Galveston church and slept in sleeping bags or on cots."
Click on the picture for the Galveston Flickr set.
Bridge City Recap
From the blog: "We got over 10 homes done (I will get you a final count soon). We helped the spirits of many in town. We worked very hard at tiring and stressful work....The volunteers were incredibly hard working. One of the hardest working groups we have had from top to bottom. Everyone worked and everyone seemingly got along and had fun. We had a great time at Bonfires, on runs, and many even at Karaoke. We all felt a sense of accomplishment with a job well done; be it a pulled nail, or a completely gutted house, it is very satisfying to help others and know without a doubt they are better off now than they were before." Be sure to check out the Chicken Fried Song too.
Click on the picture for the Bridge City Flickr set.
Flickr Picture Sets
Here are just some of the pictures from our trips.
You can also browse through BonaResponds pictures of all sorts here.