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Wednesday, September 18, 2013 01:22 PM

HabitattumbThank You EJGH Volunteers!

On Saturday, September 14, East Jefferson General Hospital joined New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) to help build a new home for the Perique Family in New Orleans East.

Jeremy and his fiancé, Ariel, are the parents of two young girls. "I was endeared to the fact that I would be helping others reach their goal of homeownership, as I try to obtain mine," stated Jeremy about working with NOAHH. "This home will be a huge step and a new beginning for my family as I try to provide a better life for them. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help others as I strive for a better life.

"NOAHH was proud to join the more than 30 volunteers from EJGH who gave back to the community they serve. “As a community hospital, part of East Jefferson’s mission is to go beyond our walls to positively impact our community," stated Valerie L. Englade, Senior Vice President of Community Affairs, East Jefferson General Hospital. "Our team members look forward to these type of volunteer programs and were proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity, because we are directly helping families in need. It fostered a wonderful community spirit and showed that great things happen when we come together for a common cause.

”NOAHH builds new houses in partnership with sponsors, volunteers, communities, and homeowner families to eliminate poverty housing in the New Orleans area while serving as a catalyst to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.  Since its inception in 1983, NOAHH has built 500 new homes for low-income families in need of adequate shelter. NOAHH plans to continue to build homes in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Charles and Plaquemines Parishes.

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