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.

2017 Project

Create A Group Name

We encourage entire 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.

Creating a group name does not register you for the project. All group members, including the creator of the group, will still need to register for the project. When the registration page asks, “Please put me with…”, simply select the group name on which you’d like to serve.



The 1937 Project is set for Saturday, April 22. We will 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 participants will receive a 1937 Project t-shirt and a free breakfast on the morning of the event. If you register before March 31st, you will receive a free “Study Cup” of coffee from Fifth & Broadway. Come by the Student Life Office (Honeycutt 230) with your email confirmation to receive your “Study Cup” voucher.



We like to encourage families to serve together at the 1937 Project. However, if you have children who are either too young or physically unable to serve in the project, you may register them below (form is forthcoming).

Childcare will be offered free of charge on the morning of the 1937 Project. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. at the Childcare Check-In Window, located on the 2nd floor of the Honeycutt hallway, above Founders’ Cafe.

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 –

2016: Inside the Numbers

  • Volunteer Count: 430
  • Volunteer Range: 2yrs – 60yrs
  • Projects Completed: 23
  • Service Hours Completed: 1183

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 Tyler Clark at 502-897-4226, or stop by the Student Life Office in Honeycutt 230.

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