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AFR Event Furnishings & A Design Angel Head Back to NOLA

June 7, 2013  
Filed under AFR Event Furnishings

For the past two years, we have gone to New Orleans in conjunction with Event Pros Take Action (EPTA) and St. Bernard Project (SBP) to help families devastated by Hurricane Katrina get back home and restart their lives. This year we are going back one last time. We have committed $20,000 dollars for the materials to rebuild one home and furnish it along with providing furnishings for another home.

We are excited to head back to NOLA with EPTA, and the SBP team is already busy at work preparing and finishing all that needs to be done before we arrive on site to finish up the interior design, furnish Carmelita’s home and throw a little ‘welcome home’ party.

Meet Ms. Carmelita. After eight long years, her dream of returning home is finally coming true.  You can see the emotional moment she found out we were coming here. Ms. Carmelita

None of this would be possible without EPTA, our valued partners and our Design Angel, David Price who is working with Carmelita to pick colors, fabrics, textures and integrate the old with the new to create a stylish and comfortable home.  David has worked in the hospitality industry since 1985 in several different disciplines including Creative and Floral Design, Private Chef, Caterer, and currently as Vice President of Product Development for Rentals Unlimited.  He honed his design skills as a Design Associate with Alose Interior Design.  He is an award winning creative director of a coveted GALA Award in 2011 for Best Wedding, Budget $1,000 and Above and he has personally helped design and create hundreds of events in his twenty five year career in the hospitality industry.

On July 20th – 23rd, EPTA, David and The “AFR Gives Back” Team will head to New Orleans to finish up the décor and design work and furnish it with living, dining and bedroom sets, televisions, household items and more.

Each year the stories are touching, and being a part of such a worthwhile cause is a life changing experience.  There’s still time to add your support by donating goods, or even better yet join us with some elbow grease.  The experience alone is worth every drop of sweat, but the sweetest part is the knowledge that you have been a part of dramatically changing someone’s life for the better.  For more information or to join in, please contact tschmitt@rentfurniture.com or visit www.eventprostakeaction.org.  We hope to see you there!

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