1937 Project

In 1937, the Ohio River flooded the city of Louisville. Southern Seminary was on high ground, and thus had a unique position to help, rowing out in boats to help stranded people, housing individuals on campus, and even providing temporary office space for the mayor. In honor of that historic event, every year Southern Seminary serves the city of Louisville by partnering with the mayor’s office in an event called the 1937 Project.

2018 Project

Create a Group Name

We encourage groups to sign up to serve with us at the 1937 Project. Whether it’s a group of students who live in the same dorm,  attend the same church, or participate in a student organization together, you can create your group name below.

Note: All group members, including the creator of the group, will still need to register for the project (see next column). Allow 12 hours for group page to sync to registration page. When the registration page asks, “Please put me with…”, simply select the group name on which you’d like to serve.

Create a Group Name


This year’s 1937 Project is set for Saturday, April 21st. We’ll host a Send-Off Rally at 8 a.m. in the Main Gym. Most projects will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude by 1 p.m.

All volunteers will receive a 1937 Project t-shirt and a free breakfast on the morning of the service project. All volunteers who register before March 31st will receive a free “Study Cup” of coffee from our friends at Fifth & Broadway. Come by the Student Life Office in Honeycutt 230 with your Shield Card to receive your “Study Cup” voucher.

Register Here

Partnership with the Mayor

“[Give A Day Week] is not just a civic program, but also a spiritual program for our city and that is why it is so, so appropriate that Southern Seminary is right at the center of it.”

“This has been a beautiful partnership between the seminary and the city. The city’s history will be forever wedded to this seminary.”

– Mayor Greg Fischer –

Special Thanks

Heine Brothers' Coffee

We’d like to thank our friends at Heine Brothers’ Coffee for keeping our volunteers caffeinated for our morning of service. Heine Brothers’ Coffee has generously donated some of their fine, local coffee for our Send-Off Rally.


We’d like to thank our friends at Chick-fil-A (Glenmary location) for keeping our volunteers nourished for our morning of service. Chick-fil-A has generously donated chicken biscuits for our Send-Off Rally.

2017: Inside the Numbers

  • Volunteer Count: 352
  • Volunteer Range: 2yrs – 60yrs
  • Projects Completed: 23
  • Service Hours Completed: 1172

Take a few moments to read this brief article with stats and stories and check out some pictures from the day, courtesy of our Communications Department.


Contact Us

1937-Twitter-LogoFor more information, please contact the Student Life Office at 502-897-4220, or stop by the Student Life Office in Honeycutt 230.

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