This June, just days after high schools close for the summer, St. John’s Episcopal Church of Montclair will send 13 local teens packing to New Orleans on a mission of social outreach. The teens, mostly from Montclair and Glen Ridge high schools will be working with hammers, nails, sheetrock and paint to transform an uninhabitable structure into someone’s home.
Elevation Burger in Montclair is supporting this outreach sponsoring a fundraiser tomorrow, Monday, April 18. Elevation Burger will donate 10% of dinner sales revenue between 5 – 9 pm. The organic burger joint gives back to the community frequently.
The teen group, leaving June 25, will earn a full week of community service credit. Parents are paying airfares, St. John’s parish will purchase building materials, and the Episcopal Diocese will provide group accommodations. The group will be fundraising for remaining expenses.