KSBJ Brings 'Voluntourism' To Galveston
August 3, 2009 at 5:53 AM (PT)
KSBJ EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION Christian AC KSBJ/HOUSTON-GALVESTON partnered with non-profit HELP4GALVESTON for the MUSIC REBUILDS GALVESTON KSBJ FAMILY MISSION OUTREACH 2009. Ten months after HURRICAN IKE, more then 13,000 families are still displaced from the GALVESTON area. KSBJ, HELP4GALVESTON and listeners came together on JULY 18th, JULY 25th and AUGUST 1st. The station also encouraged listeners during this three week period to stimulate the GALVESTON economy through “voluntourism” by volunteering as well as becoming a tourist in the area.
Each week of the MUSIC REBUILDS GALVESTON KSBJ FAMILY MISSION OUTREACH 2009, KSBJ targeted different sectors of the community. Week one focused on area churches; week two focused on beautification, clean-up and homes; and week three focused on schools. Volunteer projects included painting, landscaping and clean-up, school supply and canned good drives, Vacation Bible Schools and other projects.