March 10–15, the University of New Mexico Dean of Students Office and Student Activities Center hosted the third "Alternative Spring Break" trip. Fourteen UNM students and two staff traveled to New Orleans to assist Camp Restore, a nonprofit hosting construction effort for Hurricane Katrina survivors.

The students helped with construction of two houses in St. Bernard Parish, as well as preparing festival beads for charity, garden and build palmetto huts for guests in preparation for Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society's 37th annual festival.

Camp Restore partners with more than 50 local non-profits to match volunteers with construction and community projects. It relies mainly on volunteer work to serve community members. For more information, visit:

Hallee Kells from the Dean of Students Office created a daily blog during the trip at Contact Lisa Lindquist at the Dean of Students Office for more information about the trip at (505) 277-3361 or email at