UPS and United Way Deliver St. Bernard Parish (LA) Family to a Permanent Home

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UPS and United Way Deliver St. Bernard Parish (LA) Family to a Permanent Home

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In preparation for the 5th anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina, on July 24, nearly 100 volunteers from UPS, the United Way and the St. Bernard Project will help the Treaudo family finally move into a permanent home.

WHEN:       Saturday, July 24, 2010
                 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT
                                   
WHERE:       Start site -  928 Lebeau Drive                 End site - Treaudo Home
                                   Arabi, LA  70032                                 4925 Virgilian Street
                                                                                           New Orleans, LA  70126
Friday, July 23, 2010 - 10:00am

CONTENT: Press Release

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) July 23, 2010 - In preparation for the 5th anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina, on July 24, nearly 100 volunteers from UPS, the United Way and the St. Bernard Project will help the Treaudo family finally move into a permanent home.

Recognizing that nearly 1,000 families in the Greater New Orleans region are still in FEMA trailers or temporary housing, UPS has partnered with the St. Bernard Project and United Way’s NO Place Like Home campaign to move local families from temporary housing back into their own permanent homes. 
 
In addition to the move in, volunteers will also work on the construction of three new homes for Katrina-affected families.
           
WHO:  Executives and volunteers from UPS, United Way and the St. Bernard Project
          The Treaudo family and other families affected by Hurricane Katrina
                       
VISUALS: 
  • Volunteers rebuilding homes including planting, painting, hammering, etc.

  • Volunteers helping move displaced families into new homes

  • The reaction of the Treaudos and other families as they move into their new homes

  • The landscape of changing neighborhoods in New Orleans

 

OTHER:   This isn’t the first time that UPS has aided victims of Hurricane Katrina. The UPS Foundation initially donated $1.25 million toward relief efforts in 2005, but since then UPS has donated a total of more than $2 million and countless volunteer hours to recovery efforts.  

 
CONTACT:  
Ronna Charles Branch
UPS
(c) 404-387-2928
 
Isys Caffey
Edelman
(c) 404-368-7070
                                                                                 
Sal Fabens
United Way Worldwide
703-836-7112, x401
sal.fabens@unitedway.org            
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Keywords: Aid | Hurricane Katrina | St. Bernard Project | UPS | United Way

CONTENT: Press Release

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