After Hurricane Irma stormed through our area the damage to homes and businesses was extensive. The campus of Bishop Verot was no exception. Downed trees and debris were scattered all over the school campus and on the adjacent St. Cecilia Parish property as well as the Chaplain Residence across the street. In an effort to prepare the campus for the safe return of students, our Vikings were invited to participate in a Day of Service. The response to our need was amazing, with over 170 students, parents, and staff showing up to offer help. Armed with rakes, brooms, and garbage bags students set to work clearing the parking lot, athletic fields, and common areas. And they didn't stop there. The heavily hit areas around the Chaplain Residence and playground and parking lot of St. Cecilia were also cleared. In three hours our Vikings made a huge difference taking care of their school, showing their Viking spirit and pride in Bishop Verot.
As the days off school continued with power outages and repair time, our Vikings continued to find ways to help in the community. With several area Disaster Relief Centers in need of help, students responded to the call, helping out at Catholic Charities, Community Cooperative, Jesus the Worker Parish, and others.