Iconic New Yorkers come together to honor community resilience and emergency response; volunteers help rebuild five homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, including the home of an NYPD officer/first responder
Submitted by: JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Posted: Sep 05, 2013 – 02:43 PM EST
NEW YORK, Sep. 05 /CSRwire/ - New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group Danny Meyer, Fox News contributor, co-host of The Five and former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush Dana Perino, and Rockette Karilyn Surratt will join Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. in bringing the national volunteer service tour ‘One America’ to New York City on September 10. The second of nine tour stops will commemorate the anniversary of September 11th and help some of the more than 200 families in Staten Island and the Rockaways still struggling to return home almost a year after Hurricane Sandy.
WHAT: A discussion on expanding community engagement and the potential that Americans have to make a positive impact when we set aside our differences. The Daily Point of Light award will also be presented to Victor Cruz for his dedication to service.
Following the breakfast, volunteers will work with St. Bernard Project, a national disaster recovery organization, and its local partners, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and Friends of Rockaway, to rebuild five homes on Staten Island and the Rockaways destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Media are invited to attend the service project at the home of Ray Pepitone, a New York City Police Officer, 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy first responder who has been unable to return to his own storm-devastated home after it was burglarized in the immediate aftermath of the storm.
WHO: Victor Cruz, Wide receiver, New York Giants
Danny Meyer, CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group
Dana Perino, Fox News contributor, co-host of The Five and former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush
Karilyn Surratt, Rockette
Neil Bush, Chairman, Points of Light
Patrice DeCorrevont, Chief Executive Officer, Government, Not-for-Profit and Healthcare, Commercial Banking, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Peter Scher, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Ray Pepitone, New York City Police Officer
Volunteers from the St. Bernard Project, Friends of Rockaway, New York Cares, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and JPMorgan Chase & Co.
WHEN: September 10, 2013
8:00 – 10:30 am: Breakfast and dialogue with Victor Cruz, Danny Meyer, Dana Perino and Karilyn Surratt
12:00 – 4:00 pm: Service project rebuilding homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy
WHERE: Breakfast will be held at the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Global Headquarters, 270 Park Avenue, New York, NY. Service projects will be held throughout Staten Island and the Rockaways.
RSVP: To attend the breakfast and/or the home rebuilding project at Ray Pepitone’s house, please RSVP to Anna Sczepanski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-585-5034.
The One America tour is designed to bring together powerful voices with the goal of inspiring millions of people to unite in service to their communities throughout 2013 and 2014. The initiative leverages volunteers in service projects to tackle three major issues: promoting education, ending hunger and protecting the environment. The tour kicked off in Columbus, OH in July and following New York’s event, will continue to Chicago, IL; Miami, FL; Houston, TX; Atlanta, GA; Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA, and Washington, D.C. For more information on the One America tour, please visit www.one-america.org or follow the conversation on Facebook or on Twitter using the #1America hashtag
About Points of Light
Points of Light—the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service—mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages four million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For more information, go to www.pointsoflight.org.
About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.4 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.
About St. Bernard Project
St. Bernard Project (SBP) is an innovative, award-winning nonprofit disaster recovery organization that works to ensure that disaster-impacted citizens and communities recover in a prompt, efficient and predictable manner. SBP was founded in New Orleans in 2006, in response to Hurricane Katrina. Since then, SBP has rebuilt homes for over 500 families in greater New Orleans and Joplin, Missouri with the help of 50,000 volunteers, and is now working on-the-ground in communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy. SBP has been recognized by President Obama and the Clinton Global Initiative among others, and founder Liz McCartney was named CNN’s Hero of the Year in 2008. For more information on our work in Sandy impacted areas, visit sandy.stbernardproject.org.
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