EXHIBITOR NEWS

KBIS and World Vision Press Conference – Thursday, April 18, 2013

Apr 4, 2013

WHAT: Tour of Three Rehabilitated Houses in Gentilly Neighborhood

 

As a lead in to the 2013 KBIS conference in New Orleans, April 19-21, and as part of its mission of helping rebuild communities, The Storehouse of World Vision is helping three local families rebuild their homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. They have partnered with local non-profit St. Paul’s Homecoming Center (SPHC) and its many volunteers to provide skilled assistance.

 

WHEN:  Thursday April 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

 

WHERE:    Gentilly Homes – Media Tour
(The homes are located about 5 minutes apart.)

5722 Pasteur Blvd.           10:00 a.m.

4486 Venus St.                    10:30 a.m.

5302 Warrington Dr.         11:00 a.m.

 

WHY: “While we look forward to the partnership KBIS brings, World Vision and its Storehouse program are extremely proud to be able to bring together our generous national and local corporate sponsors to donate critically needed supplies to help these local families restore not only their homes, but their hope, in a better community and a better world,” said Efrain Perez, corporate relations director for World Vision.

 

VISUALS:  Homeowners showing the progress of their homes, including their new kitchens and bathrooms, which were designed with their needs in mind. Members of The Storehouse of World Vision and KBIS, along with Baton Rouge-based architect, Richard Orso, and representatives of manufacturers who donated products.

 

MEDIA NOTE   Homes will be in varying stages of completion. While we would like you to see all three homes, if you can only make it to one home, please come to 5722 Pasteur for 10am.  This event is open only to interested media. To RSVP, please contact:  rjostes@keatingmagee.com.

 

FOR MORE INFO:

For information on The Storehouse of World Vision Home Rehabilitations, visit online at www.worldvision.org/storehouse