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    Posted September 18, 2009 by
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    St. Louis, Missouri
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    Calling all St. Louis iReporters

     

    Calling all St. Louis iReporters:

    Hi, my name is Neal Moore and I am a citizen journalist “iReporter” for CNN – currently on the trip of a lifetime, canoeing down the entire length of the Mississippi River.

    Along the way I am stopping off in river towns to highlight positive American stories and uplifting community projects. 

    I’d like to tell you about one of those projects slated for St. Louis, and invite you, the iReport community at large, to come participate. 

    The St. Louis project is billed as "Habitat for Humanity St. Louis 2009 Build" and will include approximately 500 pre-selected volunteers who will be working on a number of homes in one particular St. Louis neighborhood (see directions below).  They don't need volunteers - but they could certainly use press. 

    This is where you come in!

    The date is Saturday, September 26th and the pre-approved time available for iReporters at large to come shoot will be from 11am to 12:30pm.

    I have confirmed permission for both myself and the possibility of multiple "iReporters" to congregate on the scene of the "build" with Courtney Simms, Director of Resources for Habitat for Humanity St Louis.  She tells me "iReporters" will be able to get good B-Roll of houses going up and also have the chance to talk/interview builder volunteers as this will encompass their lunch break. 

    The St. Louis Habitat for Humanity affiliate is significant because it is one of the largest affiliates in the country.  Courtney tells me that in this particular neighborhood of St. Louis, Habitat for Humanity St. Louis have already built 67 homes and that by the end of the year this number will escalate to 91.

    iReport is grass roots and Habitat for Humanity is grass roots - and as such we can compliment each other.

     

     

     

    For more information please contact Habitat for Humanity St. Louis:

    Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis

    3763 Forest Park Ave

    St. Louis, MO 63108

    Office: 314-371-0400 

    Directions to the site build to cover between 11am and 12:30pm, Saturday, September 26th, 2009:

    Directions from South/Southwest:

     

    Travel east on I-64 E/US-40 E Highway 40 (I-64) to exit 25 and merge onto I-270 south toward Memphis.  After 6.6 miles take exit 5A and merge

    onto I-44 east, travel on I-44 for 12.2 miles to Grand Blvd, exit 288.  Turn left (north) on Grand for 2.3 miles and turn right (east) onto Cass Ave. 

    Travel .3 miles and turn right (south) onto N. Garrison Ave, after .1 miles turn left (east) onto to Sheridan Ave, after a ½ block park in the fenced-in lot

    on your left (north).  Once parked, walk back to the corner of N. Garrison Ave and Sheridan Ave and sign in at the site support trailer.

    Directions from the North/Northwest:

    Take Interstate 70 east to Grand Blvd, exit 247.  Turn south (right) onto Grand, drive 1.9 miles to Cass Ave.  Turn left onto Cass, travel .3 miles and

    turn right (south) onto N. Garrison Ave, after .1 miles turn left (east) onto to Sheridan Ave, after a ½ block park in the fenced-in lot on your left (north). 

    Once parked, walk back to the corner of N. Garrison Ave and Sheridan Ave and sign in at the site support trailer. 

    Directions from East:

    Take Highway I-64 E/US-40 west toward Forest Park Ave, exit on Forest Park/Grand Blvd, exit 38A (Stay in the far right lane to merge onto Grand

    Blvd).  Turn right (north) on Grand Blvd for .8 miles and turn right (east) onto Cass Ave.  Travel .3 miles and turn right (south) onto N. Garrison Ave,

    after .1 miles turn left (east) onto to Sheridan Ave, after a ½ block park in the fenced-in lot on your left (north).  Once parked, walk back to the corner

    of N. Garrison Ave and Sheridan Ave and sign in at the site support trailer.

    Directions from West (I-64/US-40 alternate routes):

    Travel east on I-64 E/US-40 E Highway 40 (I-64) and merge on I-170 north.  Travel approx. 1.1 miles and exit right (east) onto the Forest Park

    Parkway, exit 1E. Continue for approx. 6.4 miles, and turn left (north) onto Grand Blvd for 1.1 miles and turn right (east) onto Cass Ave.   Travel .3

    miles and turn right (south) onto N. Garrison Ave, after .1 miles turn left (east) onto to Sheridan Ave, after a ½ block park in the fenced-in lot on your

    left (north).  Once parked, walk back to the corner of N. Garrison Ave and Sheridan Ave and sign in at the site support trailer.

    Parking Disclosure. At Habitat, we make our best efforts to ensure the safety of your possessions while you volunteer your time with us.  However,

    in the event of an unfortunate occurrence, Habitat can not be responsible for loss, theft, or damage.  To further ensure the safety of your vehicle,

    please do not leave any valuables of any kind in your car, not even under the seat.  We recommend that you do not bring ANY valuables to the

    warehouse, ReStore, or site.   Habitat will not be responsible for any parking tickets that are issued to volunteers



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