Relief Trips

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.

Trip Log

Click on a location name to read more about a trip.
Click on the camera to the right to see pictures of the trip.

January 2012Dora, Alabama
October 2011Athens, PA
September 2011Margaretville, NY
June 2011Springfield, MA
May 2011Tuscaloosa, AL
April 2011Camden, NJ
March 2011Greenville, SC
October 2010Camden, NJ
June 2010Millbury, Ohio
January 2010Atlanta, GA & Greenville, SC
March 2009Galveston, TX
January 2009Bridge City, TX
October 2008Cedar Rapids, IA
July 2008Cedar Rapids, IA
May 2008Newton County, MO
March 2008Pearlington & Pass Christian, MS
March 2008Gassville, AR
January 2008Pass Christian MS
October 2007Bucyrus, OH
March 2007Enterprise, AL
March 2007Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis, Poplarsville, MS
January 2007Pass Christian, MS
Oct-Dec 2006Buffalo, NY
July 2006Biloxi & Bay St. Louis, MS
March 2006New Orleans, LA
Bay St. Louis, MS
Long Beach, MS
Biloxi, MS
St. Bernard's Parish, LA
October 2005Biloxi, MS

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.

BonaResponds Videos

Jim's & Laura's Speeches
Francis Day - October 4, 2008

Hurricane Katrina Relief Trip
Spring Break - March 2008

BonaResponds Documentary
Jessica Bantle - 2007

Galveston Recap

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.

Click on the pictures below to open
the Flickr set (album) from each of these trips.

Spring 2009

Fall 2008

Winter 2007

Fall 2007

Spring 2006

Fall 2005

You can also browse through BonaResponds pictures of all sorts here.