New Orleans, LA- January 28, 2013 -On Friday, February 1, 2013, CBRE will sponsor and participate in Rebuilding Together's 18th annual Kickoff to Rebuild Super Bowl charity event. As part of the event, CBRE professionals will work alongside hundreds of other volunteers to help complete renovations on 10 homes owned by low-income families in the Algiers neighborhood on the west bank of New Orleans, Louisiana.
This year marks the third consecutive year that CBRE has participated in the Super Bowl-sanctioned annual event, which brings together hundreds of volunteers, past and present NFL members and players, local community leaders, celebrities and corporate sponsors to rehabilitate a low-income neighborhood in the Super Bowl host city.
"CBRE and our employees are proud to work with Rebuilding Together in arranging much-needed home improvements for families in New Orleans," said Laura O'Brien, CBRE's Global Director of Human Resources and Workplace Strategy. "The enthusiasm and spirit of the Kickoff to Rebuild event is the perfect start to our 2013 partnership with Rebuilding Together, which will see hundreds of CBRE employees participating in rebuilding and revitalizing homes in major cities across the U.S."
Since launching its Shelter Program in 2010 through its corporate philanthropy program, CBRE Cares, CBRE has been working to improve the shelter and housing opportunities for individuals in need across the U.S., working alongside Rebuilding Together, HomeAid and Habitat for Humanity. CBRE professionals across the U.S. offer their time and talents at housing construction and renovation projects during the company's "Get Out and Give Back BuildMonths" each fall, and participate in various revitalization efforts throughout the year, including events like Kickoff to Rebuild, CBRE's Women's Networking Forum and other CBRE conferences.
"Rebuilding Together appreciates the dedication of CBRE and its employees as we work together to improve lives and create safe and healthy homes for those in need in New Orleans and across the country," said Gary A. Officer, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together. "Kickoff to Rebuild in New Orleans brings together volunteers and corporate sponsors to make the necessary quality of life repairs for these deserving homeowners."
CBRE Cares is governed and executed by the CBRE Foundation, an independent, non-profit, public-benefit corporation that funds CBRE's philanthropic initiatives.
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About Rebuilding Together Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Our 200 local affiliates complete 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of nearly 200,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens.www.RebuildingTogether.org.