Opening and Closing Bell on Wall Street
On Tuesday, January 8, Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and ring the NYSE Opening Bell. The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans presents New York Fundraiser “Voulez-Vous” with proceeds from the event going towards restoration of New Orleans homes and neighborhoods as well as two local organizations, Rebuilding Together NYC and The New York Landmarks Conservancy, who are helping to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. At the January 17th fundraiser, the PRC will present the 2013 Citizenship Award to New Yorker Allan V. Rose for the exquisite restoration of The Roosevelt New Orleans, an iconic hotel in downtown New Orleans dating back to 1893. Since Katrina, PRC has restored more than 430 homes, generated $4 million in volunteer labor, completed restoration projects totaling more than $12 million, assisted more than 500 homeowners through preservation grants, and counseled more than 7,000 people via workshops and other events.
About Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans (PRC):
Since 1974, the Preservation Resource Center has been a critical force in breathing life back into New Orleans’ at-risk homes and neighborhoods. Building on a history of restoring nearly 1,400 properties and touching countless individuals with its outreach and advocacy efforts, the PRC continues its pursuit to preserve New Orleans’ historic heritage. PRC provides resources and education to convey the economic, cultural, and aesthetic importance of historic preservation in New Orleans and throughout the world. For more information about the PRC's hurricane recovery efforts, including the homeowner assistance program, visit www.prcno.org.