Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November 9, 2010- The Race is on to Get Families Home for the Holidays!

Welcome to the official kickoff of SBP's Home for the Holidays campaign! From now until January 7, 2011 we here at SBP will be working towards our goal of returning 25 families home in time for this holiday season and raising $300,000 to give 15 more families the gift of home and begin their reconstruction.

For five long years, thousands of families throughout the Greater New Orleans area have been in a housing flux. Stripped of their homes after Hurricane Katrina, these families have bounced from FEMA trailers to overcrowded relatives’ homes to rental housing where prices have doubled.  They have made so many sacrifices to stay in their beloved New Orleans, with adequate housing usually getting little priority.

This holiday season, you can help put an end to these sacrifices.  With your help and donations, when we reach our goal of $300,000, we can ensure that 15 families will soon have a place to call home. This will be the last holiday season they will be forced to spend away from their home.

To find out how to get involved:
  • Head to our Home for the Holidays page on www.stbernardproject.org 
  • Follow us on Twitter for our “Holiday Question of the Week” 
  • Follow us on our Facebook Fan page or Profile page and
  • Check us out on YouTube as we will be posting Holiday videos throughout the campaign. 
Finally, we will be having a weekly blog post from someone on staff or a guest writer.  They will be discussing things from what the holidays mean to them to favorite holiday memories.  

Let’s make this a fun and successful holiday season.

Want to get involved?  Have a cool Holiday Question of the Week?  Want to write a guest blog?  All your questions can be answered by contacting:  homefortheholidays@stbernardproject.org.

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