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Paint Your Heart Out Shreveport 2014

Paint Your Heart Out Shreveport is one of the City of Shreveport's premier programs administered by the Department of Community Development, Bureau of Housing & Business Development.  It is an annual paint program where homeowners 62 or older, and/or disabled can qualify to have their homes painted free of charge.  Over 1,000 volunteers from several organizations come together on one day each year to complete this dynamic task.
The 2014 event will be a new and exciting Paint Your Heart Out Shreveport program called "Paint Your Heart Out Plus."  Our goal is 75 houses total.  We will partner with Capitol One Bank, Southern University at Shreveport, and the Martin Luther King Neighborhood Association to target twenty homes in a concentrated area in the Martin Luther King neighborhood.  We will also paint 55 houses city-wide.
Our Chairperson for 2014 is Chris Haskew, Capital One's North Louisiana Market President.   Mr. Haskew has 23 years of banking experience, including 19 years with Capital One Bank and its predecessor banks in Shreveport. A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., he received a bachelor's degree in finance and accounting from Louisiana State University. As Market President, he plays a critical role in connecting Capital One Bank with the community - and to delivering on the company's Investing for Good strategy.
Our Co-Chairperson for 2014 is Dock Voorhies, who retired this past May with 33 years of service to Overton Brooks VA Medical Center as Chief of Social Work and Chaplain Services.  He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from Northwestern State University and a Master of Social Work Degree from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge.  He has served on many local boards and has many achievements.
We are very fortunate to have their commitment and dedication.
Our 2014 Kick-Off meeting is slated for Thursday, October 3, 2013, in the Red River District from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. 

See you on Paint Day!

Marcia L. Nelson 
Program Coordinator
Paint Your Heart Out Shreveport

City of Shreveport, Louisiana