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Danos Gives to the New Orleans Mission

14-Mar-2019

By: Samantha Magee

On Friday, February 15, the Danos Foundation awarded the New Orleans Mission with a grant of $5,000. Founded in 1989, the New Orleans Mission provides shelter, food and spiritual guidance to a growing number of broken individuals in the region. Today, the Mission is the largest faith-based, private service provider to those suffering from addiction, food insecurity and homelessness.

The Mission’s strategy is to rescue people from physical and sexual abuse, human trafficking, illness, financial hardship and addictions; strengthen the recovery efforts of the people seeking support; and foster their successful re-engagement into society as healthy, disciplined, skilled people ready to lead a sustainable, productive and purpose-driven life.

In Louisiana there are an estimated 3,305 homeless individuals, and Louisiana ranks third in the country regarding food insecurity. In a year, the Mission serves approximately 2,740 people, providing 350,000 hot meals. Their shelter can sleep 300 women and men on a regular night and can sleep 400 on a freezing night. In addition to food and shelter, the Mission offers a discipleship recovery program, showing men and women how to live a life of service to others and become a productive member of society.

To learn more about the New Orleans Mission, visit their website: https://neworleansmission.org/.

Samantha Magee

Samantha Magee joined Danos in 2018 as media relations coordinator. She serves as Danos’ point of contact for communications targeting customers and the communities where we live and work. Prior to joining Danos, she worked as a fundraiser at an independent school in Houston, TX, for four years. Samantha holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University and an MBA from the University of Houston.


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