The Bastion team along with our partners from Southeast Louisiana Building & Construction Trades Council and Deidre “Dee” Hall from Dee’s Coffee recently unveiled our new coffee cart. Due to the pandemic, the cart's design and construction took longer than usual, but as Bastion Founder and Executive Director Dylan Tête pointed out, it was worth the wait.
"We've been dreaming about this day for a long time. This is the culmination of a purpose to bring people together, build community and build skills. And it's right here in the Purple Heart Room in the center of Bastion," said Tête.
The trades council donated the cart, which was built by Vulk Fabrication. The cart will be used for vocational skills training by our veterans in the Headway Program. Headway's Occupational Therapist Rachel Schwenk and OT LSU Intern Julia Brantley will be leading trainings along with barista/coffee shop owner Hall, who also helped with the cart's design .