NEW ORLEANS, LA - The Gardner Real Estate Family and other community volunteers showed GARDNER LOVE at the New Orleans Mission on Monday, June 23, by serving dinner to over 200 male and female homeless individuals in the New Orleans area.
The New Orleans Mission serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday throughout the year, while also serving breakfast and lunch on the weekends. Each month, the Mission serves over 18,000 hot meals to the people they assist. Additionally, the Mission offers medical and educational programs while also engaging the homeless population with daily Bible classes, weekly chapel services and spiritual guidance.
Although homelessness in the New Orleans area is dropping, the rate of homelessness among women is up 66 percent since 2012. To help combat the issue, The Gardner Real Estate Family recently launched the fundraising efforts and helped raise the $300,000 needed to expand the New Orleans Mission Women’s Center by purchasing an adjacent building, now called The GARDNER Cottage. The expansion has double the amount of beds in the Women’s Center from 16 to 32, making it the largest shelter exclusively for women in the New Orleans area.
Read more about GARDNER LOVE, the philanthropic arm of Gardner Realtors here: www.GardnerLove.com.
About GARDNER, REALTORS
Since 1943, GARDNER, REALTORS continues our tradition of excellence as the leading full-service real estate company in the Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi Region. Given our experience and resources, we uphold this legacy by empowering our real estate professionals with the best support and services in the business, which allows us to consistently deliver outstanding service to clients. The GARDNER Real Estate Family includes over 800 real estate professionals in 24 neighborhood offices that serve over 100 communities. Our professional services include residential and commercial sales & leasing, relocation and corporate services, asset management/REO, and property management; plus, the convenience and added value of one-stop shopping for mortgage, title and home warranty services. We are proud to be home grown, locally owned and internationally known. Also, we love to give back to the communities we serve through GARDNER LOVE, which is the philanthropic arm of GARDNER, REALTORS and The Gertrude Gardner Foundation. For more information, visit www.GardnerRealtors.com.
About The New Orleans Mission
Established in 1989, the New Orleans Mission is a private 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization created as a service provider for a growing population of homeless men living in our city. Today, it is the largest faith-based private service provider among 60 shelters catering to the homeless population of New Orleans. The New Orleans Mission overnight shelter capacity has grown from 80 to 215, including 16 beds women. For more information, visit http://NewOrleansMission.org.