Help the Swarthmore Co-op Give Back on Mardi Gras!

Royalty-free Image: Bourbon Street New Orleans

Come help the Co-op celebrate Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) Tuesday February 21st, 2012.

2% of the Co-op’s gross sales for that day will go toward the Make It Right Organization.

The Make it Right Organization is helping to rebuild the lower 9th ward in New Orleans, which was the ward that got hit the hardest when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.  The Make It Right Organization is not only striving to rebuild, but to rebuild with purpose.  Their goal is to build 150 affordable, green, storm-resistant homes for the families in the lower 9th Ward.

“Today, the U.S. Green Building Council says Make It Right is building the largest, greenest neighborhood of single family homes in America.  [They] have earned their highest distinction for energy efficiency and sustainability, LEED Platinum, by integrating and aggregating a variety of cutting edge construction materials and techniques”  (makeitrightnola.org).

Check out their website for more details at: http://makeitrightnola.org/

*Above Image courtesy  of  GettyImages

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