posts tagged with New Orleans

FedEx Helps with Preparations and Delivery of Baskets for Hundreds of Hospitalized Children

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In the midst of Super Bowl XLVII weekend excitement in New Orleans, FedEx volunteers joined a group of nearly 100 volunteers, along with some of the New Orleans Saints players, at De Salle High School in support of the 2nd Annual Super Basket of Hope to help fill 250 baskets and totes with gifts for hospitalized children and their parents. This event was hosted by Basket of Hope, created in 1995, that provides gift baskets and hope totes to children diagnosed with cancer or other serious illnesses.

Smile on George’s face…priceless: a sustainable approach to long term disaster recovery

As we pull up in front of the lot in late August – construction still in progress – the smile on George’s face is priceless. He bounds out of the car, camera in hand, and starts snapping away, taking photos of a new home being built in the Broadmoor neighborhood in New Orleans (see photo).

George is with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the home was designed by one of the teams that won their 2010 Natural Talent Design Competition, a competition he helps facilitate.

He was beside himself with excitement as he marveled at the progress being made on the home, thrilled that a deserving family will soon move into a fantastic, modern home that nicely fits into the neighborhood and meets the “LEED for Homes Platinum Standard.” This is all part of EnviRenew’s unique “sustainable” approach to long term recovery.

After Katrina: Serving Every Zip Code Area in New Orleans

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[This article was written by and first appeared on the FedEx Newsroom - click to view original article]    FedEx Plays a Continuing Role in Restoring and Rebuilding the Region