Outdoor and travel apparel maker, ExOfficio , continues to support Hurricane Katrina relief efforts on a number of fronts throughout the remainder of 2006 and 2007. At the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City this January, ExOfficio will be selling their highly popular “Irresistible” scarves for $10 (regular MSRP is $24). Proceeds will go to the New Orleans area Habitat for Humanity in support of their tremendous Musician’s Village project.
The Musician’s Village project, conceived by Connick and Marsalis, will consist of 81 Habitat-constructed homes for displaced New Orleans musicians. Its centerpiece will be the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, dedicated to the education and development of homeowners and others who will live nearby. In addition to the homes in the tract, plans call for building at least 150 other homes in the surrounding neighborhood.
Since 1987, Seattle-based ExOfficio has created adventure clothing with state-of-the-art technical features and performance benefits that focus on one goal – enhanced comfort. ExOfficio President, Rick Hemmerling, was nominated in Travel + Leisure’s April 2006 issue as one of the top travel innovators worldwide working to make travel better. ExOfficio is distributed through specialty outdoor, fly-fishing, travel and luggage stores across the United States and throughout the world. Products are also sold via ExOfficio retail store locations and online. ExOfficio supports World Concern, Northwest Medical Teams, the African Wildlife Foundation and the Conservation Alliance annually with financial, in kind and human resource support. For more information, click here
About New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH), an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. NOAHH builds new houses in partnership with sponsors, volunteers, communities, and homeowner families to eliminate poverty housing in the New Orleans area while serving as a catalyst to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Since its inception in 1983, NOAHH has built over 100 new homes for low-income families in need of adequate shelter. In the coming years, NOAHH plans to build 1,500 homes in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines parishes. To Donate to musicians village click here