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Event planners assist New Orleans Katrina victims

 

Event planners assist New Orleans Katrina victims

POSTED BY administrator on Jul 22 under Kitchenware

Event planners assist New Orleans Katrina victims
News from Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

Susie Perelman lucked out with the New Orleans weather Sunday. The humidity felt like 100 percent, but the temperature was a mere 85 degrees and the skies were overcast.

“Much better than last year,” the Pittsburgher said on the phone from that city’s Ninth Ward neighborhood, where 50 volunteers from the group she founded were unloading trucks in front of homes that were ruined by Hurricane Katrina and are just now ready for their owners to reoccupy eight years later.

When they do, the insides will be newly finished and furnished, right down to the kitchenware, china, glasses and cutlery. All the furnishings were donated by Ms. Perelman and her colleagues, who also contributed their labor and traveled there at their own expense.

Ms. Perelman owns Mosaic Inc., a national linen rental company located in the Strip District that ships to event planners all over the United States. She and her compatriots in the event-planning industry are pros at assembling, shipping and arranging all the furnishings for weddings, anniversaries and other parties.

During a trip to New Orleans three years ago, she saw how many families still were living in post-Katrina trailers and other temporary housing when the idea hit her: People who stage events for a living are uniquely positioned to help stage a comeback for disaster-walloped families.

She sent out a…………… continues on Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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