First Tee-Greater New Orleans volunteers with Home by Hand for MLK Day of Service

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New Orleans, LA — First Tee—Greater New Orleans, in partnership with Landis Construction, is volunteering with Home by Hand, a local nonprofit that develops affordable housing for low-and-moderate income New Orleanians, in honor of MLK Day of Service. First Tee will help complete a landscaping project for one of Home by Hands houses, which will then be sold at market rate with the proceeds going directly towards offsetting purchasing costs for future Home by Hand applicants.

The service day will take place from 9am to 4pm at 1471 Mithra Street. First Tee families, as well as First Tee staff, board members, and supporters, will spend the day planting and sodding the Fillmore property. Landis Construction will be on site as well, lending a hand in the landscaping process and donating supplies such as wheelbarrows and shovels.
As a nonprofit dedicated to equity, First Tee – Greater New Orleans is honored to partner with Home by Hand in this service project on MLK Day.

First Tee is a youth development organization that teaches life skills and helps kids and teens build their strength of character through golf. For more information about First Tee’s youth development programs for youth and teens ages 5-18, visit FirstTeeNola.org.

About First Tee — Greater New Orleans
First Tee Greater New Orleans is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization whose mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Operating its afterschool and outreach programs at over 70 locations, First Tee Greater New Orleans reaches over 30,000 young people on golf courses, in elementary schools and at other youth-serving agencies throughout the region.

Since its inception in 1997, First Tee has introduced the game of golf and its values to more than 15 million young people in all 50 states and select international locations. First Tee’s Founding Partners are LPGA, the Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR and the USGA. Shell Oil Company is First Tee’s Founding Corporate Partner and Johnson & Johnson is its Legacy Partner. Former President George W. Bush serves as honorary chair.
Media Contact: Nikki Ummel, nikki@firstteenola.org, 941-549-1676

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