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Crusader 02-14-2013 01:43 AM

Six Saints pitch in for Rebuilding Together Event in Algiers
 
Safety Isa Abdul-Quddus,defensive end, Junior Galette, kicker Garrett Hartley, defensive tackle Akiem Hicks, defensive end Cameron Jordan, tight end Michael Higgins participated in the event
Six New Orleans Saints players were among the 200 volunteers that took their efforts across the Mississippi River from New Orleans to the Algiers region to help complete renovations on several homes in the city’s McClendonville neighborhood.

Safety Isa Abdul-Quddus,defensive end, Junior Galette, kicker Garrett Hartley, defensive tackle Akiem Hicks, defensive end Cameron Jordan, tight end Michael Higgins and his wife Tara and the multitude of other volunteers took part in the “Kickoff to Rebuild” event sponsored by the national organization Rebuilding Together and its New Orleans chapter. For 18 years, the national organization has partnered with the Super Bowl in its host cities in working to rebuild homes and revitalize neighborhoods.

“I’ve been a part of a lot of great events this week, but this one might be tops,” said Hicks, a rookie who has participated in several community-related Super Bowl events during the week. “There is no feeling in the world like being able to help people and a whole neighborhood get a new lease on life.”

With the help of the organization, the volunteers from across the nation and corporate sponsors to provide building supplies, including Lowes, the group was able to work towards completing no-cost critical home repairs and modifications on ten homes in the neighborhood. These homeowners included veterans from the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, retired couples living on fixed incomes who needed critical repairs and whose homes were also affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Isaac and an artist.

A community playground for the neighborhood’s youth also was completed and dedicated in collaboration with HGTV star Carter Oosterhouse and his charity Carter’s Kids and a community resource fair took place to help advise residents. At 12:30, a second line band paraded down the street to the park to signal a break for lunch. Following a brief press conference, a barbeque cook-off completion, Toolbelts Tailgates , for which five of the Saints remained to serve as celebrity judges and taste testers to center stage.

Six Saints pitch in for Rebuilding Together Event in Algiers

Good read. Like how the Saints has such good guys on the roster.

Rugby Saint II 02-14-2013 11:32 AM

Re: Six Saints pitch in for Rebuilding Together Event in Algiers
 
Did they ride a bus over there while listening to some stupid song?


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