NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On Wednesday, Dec. 22, Allstate Sugar Bowl presented a check for $125,000.00 to New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, the local non-profit organization that provides affordable home ownership opportunities to the working families of New Orleans and has also been a leader in Hurricane Ida recovery work.
“Unfortunately, we live in an area with extreme weather events like Hurricane Ida earlier this year. But fortunately, we have great people in New Orleans and the surrounding communities that are ready and willing to step up and help a neighbor. Habitat for Humanity coordinates a major part of that work and serves as a beacon of hope for so many. The Sugar Bowl Committee is honored to be able to support the efforts of this inspirational organization, and we hope this contribution will parlay that hope during this holiday season,” said Allstate Sugar Bowl President Ralph Capitelli
The donation took place at 2525 Mazant Street in New Orleans where two Habitat homes are under construction by Habitat volunteers and staff. As with all Habitat houses, the homes will be purchased by families who will pay a zero-interest mortgage, making them affordable to the first-time homebuyers.
Also on site was Marguerite Oestreicher, Executive Director of New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity. “We are thrilled with the generous and that Allstate Sugar Bowl recognizes the need for continued Hurricane Ida recovery work and the ongoing important of affordable home ownership,” she said.
The 88th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl takes place New Year’s Day in New Orleans at 7:30 p.m. in the Caesars Superdome. The matchup is between No. 7 Baylor, from the Big 12 Conference and No. 8 Ole Miss, from the Southeastern Conference and will be televised on ESPN.
About NOAHH New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity is an independent 501(c) 3 non-profit affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Our mission is to responsibly build communities where families can thrive, in homes they can afford. Founded in 1983, NOAHH has provided a path to homeownership for over 630 families. Habitat homebuyers pay a zero-interest mortgage and work 250 volunteer hours of sweat equity in lieu of a down payment. The affiliate also has two ReStore locations, on Elysian Fields in New Orleans and on Williams Boulevard in Kenner. www.habitat-nola.org