Friday, February 8, 2013

Kickoff to Rebuild 2013!

Kickoff to Rebuild 2013: New Orleans
On February 1, 2013, players from the New Orleans Saints, Detroits Lions, and Denver Broncos joined Carter Oosterhouse, Latin Pop singer Stefani Vara, SkillsUSA LA students, the Robert Royal Foundation, Saintsations, government officials, media, the O. Perry Walker HS Brass Band and football team, and teams of tailgate chefs and others to welcome and work beside over 300 volunteers during Rebuilding Together's 18th Annual Super Bowl Sanctioned rebuilding project, Kickoff to Rebuild! Together, we rebuilt 10 homes, installed a new Carter's Kids playground, and brought together a community.
Thank you to our presenting sponsor Lowe's and to all of our many partners, team members, volunteers, homeowners and visitors for making this an incredible day of service and celebration. To learn more, click here!

  • Hundreds of volunteers repaired 10 homes in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans.
  • Algiers children can now play in a safe space thanks to the playground built by Carter's Kids and Lowe's.
  • NFL players, elected officials, and local and national sponsors joined us to create safer and healthier homes.
  • KTR 2013 featured our first annual Toolbelts+Tailgates competition. Tailgate chefs grilled up their best recipes for our volunteers in hopes of winning the Toolbelt+Tailgates Championship.
  • Corporate Partners provided volunteers, donations, resources and more: Lowe's, CBRE, Kmart, HGTV, DIY, United Way's Hope for the Holidays.
  • Community Partners included: Rebuilding Together New Orleans, Carter's Kids, The New Olreans Saints, Super Bowl XLVII New Orleans Host Committee, the City of New Orleans, the City Council of New Orleans, SkillsUSA Louisiana, NORDC, and Woolard Family Foundation.
Special Guests Included:
  • Robert Royal, NFL legend and founder of the Robert Royal Foundation
  • Cameron Jordan, player for the New Orleans Saints
  • Akiem Hicks, player for the New Orleans Saints
  • Michael Higgins, player for the New Orleans Saints
  • Junior Galette, player for the New Orleans Saints
  • Isa Abdul-Quddus, player for the New Orleans Saints
  • Chris Clark, player for the Denver Broncos
  • Joique Bell, player for the Detroit Lions
  • Carter Oosterhouse, Carter's Kids founder and HGTV star.
  • Stefani Vara, pop star
  • The Saintsations, New Orleans Saints Cheerleaders
  • Joan Higginbotham and Elnora Swayne, Lowe's
  • Kathleen Thompson, CBRE
  • Steve Zimmer, United Way
  • Jon Gant and Matt Ammon, HUD's Office of Healthy Homes.
  • Larry Rabalais, SkillsUSA
  • Lynda Wollard, Woolard Family Foundation
  • New Orleans City Councilmembers Palmer and Clarke
  • Joel Hamburg, TOY winner
  • Mark and Theresa Clement, MyFixItUpLife
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