Hard working and community minded Corey has dedicated himself to giving back in his spare time. In addition to his phenomenal position as Jr. Civil Engineering Technologist at CBCL in St. John’s, Corey is also an avid community volunteer. Corey, who came to the College from Norman’s Cove, participated in the 2008 Construction Camp, and was so moved by the experience that he went back for more in 2009, with plans already in place to fund himself to return for this year’s relief efforts.
Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in August of 2005. It goes on record as the costliest and one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States. Four years later, thousands of displaced residents still struggle. College of the North Atlantic rose to the challenge, and involved their students and educators in the Rebuilding Broadmoor Project.
Corey Hudson travelled to New Orleans as a CNA student to redesign an intersection in 2008. He returned, using his own resources, to assist with Construction Camp 2009 and plans to return to help with Construction Camp 2010.
“I feel there is no better thing to do than volunteer!
I currently volunteer as a Municipal Councillor, Firefighter, and Army Cadet Officer. The people of New Orleans are in great need of help, I thoroughly enjoy putting my skills to work helping rebuild this great community, and our efforts are greatly appreciated. The community spirit of Broadmoor is the envy of any neighborhood. It has shown me that with perseverance and determination, anything can happen. I will continue to help rebuild Broadmoor and volunteer in Norman’s Cove, because, there is no better feeling than the one you get when you have helped someone.”
Corey Hudson, Norman’s Cove, NL (pictured below on a step-all that remained of this home in the lower ninth ward in New Orleans)