1937 Project

Project History

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 them on campus, and even providing temporary office space for the mayor.

In honor of that historic act of service, every year Southern Seminary serves the city of Louisville by partnering with the mayor’s office in an event called the 1937 Project.

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.


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 –

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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