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Our First Event – Give to the Gulf

September 7, 2010

Our first event was a HUGE success.

We did away with the luxuries, rolled up our sleeves – and went to work!

Brent Payne - surgery? So what?

Elbow surgery the week prior didn't stop Avant founder Brent Payne from building the pantry.

Several Avant associates joined Avant founder Brent Payne on a trip to New Orleans, where they helped rebuild an area still devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

The Gulf Region has been hard hit over the last several years, with Hurricane Katrina dropping the area it to it’s knees and the BP oil spill attempting the coup de grace. It’s been 5 years since Katrina, and parts of New Orleans are still struggling.

Enter Avant. What we did was work with an organization called Family to Family, which is a not-for-profit hunger relief program aimed at helping profoundly poor American families. We traveled to New Orleans, built garden boxes and planted gardens (while educating local residents and children on maintaining those gardens), built chicken coops and a food pantry. We provided egg laying hens, and will keep the food pantry stocked on an ongoing basis.

Did we save the world?
No.

Did we help?
A little. And we can’t wait to do it again.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Jim F. permalink
    September 8, 2010 8:37 am

    Looks great – when’s the next event?

  2. Freedom & Fun! permalink
    September 8, 2010 12:22 pm

    March 17 – 19, 2011 at the Aventura Cove Palace in Cancun baby! Woohoo!

  3. That rocks! permalink
    September 13, 2010 6:37 pm

    That’s awesome that you’re company did that…..most politicians don’t even stay that long….just long enough for a photo opp!

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