Guest Post: Home Matters Day in New Orleans

Note: This post was written by students participating in the Geaux Home campaign.

The City of New Orleans has declared Home Matters Day on February 24, 2014.
The student-run “Geaux Home” campaign aims to raise awareness about Home Matters and show how home is the foundation of education, public safety, public health, economy and success.

The first event planned for this day is a panel discussion at 5:30 P.M. located on the fourth floor of the School of Mass Communication at Loyola University. The panel discussion entitled, Pillow Talk: How Home Matters in New Orleans features five housing experts discussing the current housing situation in New Orleans and what you can do to help. Following the panel discussion is the “Geaux to Sleepover” event in the Peace Quad including a pillow fight, s’mores and contests.

“Geaux Home,” is a campaign run by five students at Loyola University as part of the Public Relations Student Society of America Bateman Case Study competition. These students have also partnered with local Home Matters affiliates, Providence Community Housing and Make It Right to host events advocating the importance of home in New Orleans.

Home Matters™ (www.homemattersamerica.com) is a national movement that aims to build public support for the essential role that home plays as the bedrock for thriving lives, families, and a stronger nation. Participating in Home Matters is a coast-to-coast coalition composed of members of the general public, leaders of housing and community development organizations, as well as other organizations concerned about increasing the positive impact of Home in their communities. The coalition includes regional and local organizations from across the nation, as well as national entities like the National NeighborWorks® Association, Citi Community Development, and Wells Fargo.

For more information please follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @GeauxHomeNola.

We are proud supporters of Home Matters.

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