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The 1937 Project

Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Individual Sign-Up    Family Sign-Up    Submit Project

What is The 1937 Project?

The 1937 Project is an outreach project in which the entire seminary community comes together for one day to serve the city of Louisville. The name “The 1937 Project” was chosen for the purpose of remembering and honoring Southern Seminary’s critical role of service in the aftermath of the Great Flood of 1937.

During the flood, Southern Seminary students and faculty played a critical role in assisting the city of Louisville in a time of need. Seminary buildings were used to house flood victims and orphans, and the city mayor’s office used the President’s office for an extended period of time to conduct operations. On April 18, 2015, The 1937 Project volunteers will flood the streets of Louisville performing acts of service and sharing their faith throughout the city.


A Letter from the Mayor

“I want to thank you and your team at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for your ongoing participation during our Give A Day – Week of Service. Louisville is continually being recognized for its compassionate work because of people like you who work daily to help those less fortunate. Continuing to recognize how compassionate the Seminary was during the 1937 Flood during the Week of Service is such a unique way to keep the story alive.

I want to thank you as Mayor of this City for the many acts of compassion and volunteer work you perform at the Seminary not only during the week of Service but year round. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Seminary as we strive to keep Louisville the most livable and compassionate city in the world.”


Greg Fischer
Louisville Mayor

Mayor Fischer






The mission of The 1937 Project is to further gospel witness in the city and model theological service for future church leaders. Through our service, we aim to show continued care for our neighbors and non-profit organizations in Louisville.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Times and Location:
Sign-in/Registration will begin at 8am in Heritage Hall.  Breakfast lines will open soon after, followed by a brief send-off rally led by the 1937 Project Team.

Project times will vary, although most projects should conclude between 12-1 PM.


Registered volunteers will receive a free 1937 Project t-shirt and free breakfast on the morning of the event. Individuals and Families participating must fill out the Volunteer Sign-Up Form below.

*All volunteers will be placed in groups of at least 5-10. Individuals and families can indicate whether they would like to be paired with a specific group or with their friend(s). We will keep families together, and do our best to accommodate other pairing requests.

The Volunteer Application deadline is Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Individual Sign-Up     Family Sign-Up


Childcare will be available beginning at 8am on Saturday morning.  Participating children will partake in age-appropriate service and recreational activities on campus during the event.

*Lunch:  Parents will need to supply a sack lunch for their participating children.

The Childcare Application deadline is Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Register for Childcare

Submit a Project

This form is for organizations/agencies requesting work to be completed.  Approved project requests will be honored on a first-come, first serve basis.

The Project Request deadline is Friday, April 3, 2015

Submit Project

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Garrett Milner at 502-897-4226, or stop by the Student Life Office in Honeycutt 230.


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