All Press Releases for March 21, 2009

Nonprofit Furnishing Our Neighbors Founder Mandi Thompson Outfits The Offices Of District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro With Necessary Items Vital To Daily Operations And Service To Orleans Parish

Furnishing Our Neighbors founder Mandi Thompson, a post Katrina New Orleans resident and nonprofit founder, outfits the New Orleans District Attorney's office through the "Redefine 8/29" furnishings campaign; to date assisting thousands of Gulf neighbors and business returning and re establishing.

    NEW ORLEANS, LA, March 21, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Furnishing Our Neighbors Foundation (FONF), based in New Orleans, Louisiana, is assisting the local New Orleans District Attorney office with the loaning of furniture to transition their employees into suitable working conditions. Via the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO), word went out that Federal and State monies were not readily available to adequately assist with the specific interior needs of the District Attorneys office as the new administration expanded into additional locals in Orleans Parish. Upwards of 30 employees were provided with furniture. Another 20 plus will be provided for in March.

Mandi Thompson, Foundress of the Furnishing Our Neighbors Foundation, was excited to be able to help in any way possible. "The chance to help our local DA was very important to me and the foundation. My steadfast belief in assisting First Responders, teachers or an organization such as the District Attorneys office will do nothing but help get our great city back on its feet quickly and efficiently," said Thompson.

Ms. Thompson initiated the Re-define 8/29 campaign to afford ably refurnish and rebuild New Orleans and also provide the same type of disaster aid to communities nationwide. Re-define 8/29 was named to commemorate the tragic day Hurricane Katrina made landfall on August 29, 2005. FONF provides the majority of its items such as lamps, headboards, mirrors, upholstered side chairs, nightstands and desks for either $8 or $29. Other fine furnishings are available; none exceeding $208. We extend many thanks for donations from Starbucks, Astor Hotel, Childrens Hospital, Orreck, Homestead Suites New Orleans and many others locally and nationally.

FONF also has collaborated with, to name a few of our partners, the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund, Community Center of St. Bernard Parish, Greater New Orleans Disaster Recovery Partnership, Red Cross, United Way, and FEMA. Proceeds are allocated for disaster relief, cultural preservation, and vocational training programs.

"We are open to the public with no forms to fill out or proof of income. Just show up with a truck, select what you need, and see how FONF can help. Always remember," says Mandi Thompson, "No matter what life throws your way, you will always need a chair." Furnishing Our Neighbors will be here for you. How can we help?"

If anyone would like to volunteer, needs assistance, or would like to donate funds or top quality items, please contact our office at 504.208.4829, email [email protected] , visit or for more information about this 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Mandi Thompson * [email protected]

About Furnishing Our Neighbors

Furnishing Our Neighbors is a nonprofit foundation based in New Orleans, Louisiana providing quality commercial and residential furnishings, interiors and product through the "Redefine 8/29" Campaign. For further information, please contact us at [email protected]. See our website at or call 504.957.6071. HOW CAN WE HELP?

731 S. Solomon Street * New Orleans, Louisiana 70119 * (504) 957.6071 * * [email protected]

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Mandi Thompson
Furnishing Our Neighbors
New Orleans, Louisiana
United States
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