Flex Watches wants to shine the spotlight on the St. Bernard Project today for their amazing and truly valiant efforts in helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the Oil Spill.
WHO: The St. Bernard Project was started in March 2006 after Liz McCartney and Zach Rosenburg saw that the community of New Orleans needed help and support in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. After hearing the resident’s courageous and heartbreaking stories, they made it their goal to provide resources and support to all the families in need as quickly as possible.
WHAT: The main mission of the St. Bernard Project is to “remove physical, mental and emotional barriers for vulnerable families, senior citizens and disabled residents who are struggling to recover from the devastation and trauma caused by Hurricane Katrina and the Oil Spill.” (as taken from their webpage)
WHERE: In the greater New Orleans area, the St. Bernard project operates four direct service programs: The Rebuilding Program, Opportunity Housing, Good Work Good Pay and Mental Health Programs. The main goal of each of these programs is to create safe and secure housing while ensuring that individuals are mentally healthy.
HOW: With more than 36,000 volunteers the St. Bernard Project has helped to rebuild more than 405 homes. Not only do they operate rebuilding projects, but they also opened a Center for Wellness and Mental Health in 2009. This center provides free therapy on average to between 85 and 90 patients every week!
WHY: In buying an Orange Flex Watch you can support The St. Bernard project to help the nearly 200 families that are still living in FEMA trailers. In addition to that, between 10,000 and 20,000 families still own a home they can not afford to rebuild. St. Bernard Project still needs your help! If you can’t donate or volunteer, spread the word!
Together we can help make a difference.
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