Habitat for Humanity participates in Navy Week 2016

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Members of the United States Navy will volunteer on Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge builds this Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 2nd and 3rd, as part of Navy Week 2016.  

On Wednesday, Sailors are from the Navy Operation Support Center in New Orleans will volunteer on the future home of homeowner-partner Poctia Douglas at 384 N. 15th Street, Port Allen, 70767.

On Thursday, Sailors from USS Louisiana will volunteer on the future home of homeowner partner Sherell Jefferson at 265 East McKinley Street, Baton Rouge, 70802. The Sailors will work on the builds from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We are so grateful to the United States Navy for choosing us as one of their Navy Week volunteer projects,” said Lynn Clark, Executive Director of HFHGBR. “We are looking forward to great days on the build site with them building houses that Poctia, Sherell, and their families, can one day call ‘home.’”  

America’s Navy visited 15 cities this year, including Baton Rouge, as part of the Navy Week program. Navy Weeks, coordinated by the Navy Office of Community Outreach, are designed to give Americans the opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people and its importance to national security and prosperity.  

Since 2005, the Navy Week program has served as the Navy’s flagship outreach effort into areas of the country without a significant Navy presence, with 181 Navy Weeks being held in 68 different U.S. cities. 

For more information on the Navy Week program, visit http://www.outreach.navy.mil.

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