Hornets Community Assist Team Begins Busy Summer
By: Clark Wilson,
June 4, 2012

During the month of May, the Hornets Community Assist Team was busy with three separate projects in the New Orleans community.

The Hornets community relations staff organized projects with the Beacon of Hope, the American Heart Associaton and ReCreate, with staff members of each department doing their part to help those in need. The first project of the month was on Friday, May 4, as 42 members of the Hornets staff volunteered in partnership with the Beacon of Hope to fix specific damages to a home in Gentilly. The house belonged to a single mother, who didnt have the funds to repair the damages from Hurricane Katrina because she is currently putting her son through nursing school. Volunteers also helped landscape and paint the interior and exterior of the house.

On Monday, May 14, a total of 27 Hornets staff members helped kick off festivities at the Duncan Plaza walking path to help benefit the American Heart Association. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Hornets President Hugh Weber were among those who walked in the plaza. The path was created to encourage the parks surrounding professionals to engage in an easily accessible site for outdoor physical activity. Participants walked close to a mile, a total of six laps around the plaza walking path. The Hornets staff then turned their attention to ReCreate, a youth recreation program that offers recreation activities to youth in the central city area. On Saturday, May 19, eight Hornets employees participated in basketball practices, drills and tournaments with 45 kids from the New Orleans city area. The event was held at Harmony Oaks/A.L. Davis Court.

The community assist projects have benefited both Hornets staff and those that are receiving the special treatment. Whether its painting a house, walking around a plaza, or playing basketball with inner city kids, the Hornets made volunteering a high priority in May 2012.


Beacon of Hope

Duncan Plaza


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