When more than 280 St. Bonaventure University students and community volunteers went
to the Gulf Coast to help with Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts in March of 2006, it was the largest service trip in the history of the University.
It was also the start of one of the most exciting and inspiring groups ever launched on a college campus. BonaResponds has grown from a Katrina relief mission to a volunteer organization that pitches in wherever help is needed.
The group has gone back to the Gulf Coast numerous times and has answered other calls for help:
Buffalo in the fall fo 2006 after a surprise snowstorm devastated the region.
Northern Ohio in October of 2007 after flooding damaged thousands of homes.
Bridge City, Texas, on several occasions to help victims of Hurricane Ike.
Learn more about this extraordinary volunteer group at their website: BonaResponds