On Tuesday, January 8, Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans (PRC) visits the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and rings the NYSE Opening Bell. In attendance were:

Patricia Gay (Executive Director, PRC)
Chelsea Muller (Executive Director, Rebuilding Together NYC)
Peg Breen (President, The New York Landmarks Conservancy)
John Gustafsson (Chairman of the Board, NYC Historic Trust)
Janet Tallerine (Chair, The Voulez-Vous fundraiser for PRC)

PRC presents its New York fundraiser “The Voulez-Vous” on Thursday, Jan. 17, with proceeds from the event going toward restoration of New Orleans homes and neighborhoods, as well as two local organizations, Rebuilding Together NYC and The New York Landmarks Conservancy, who are helping to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. At The Voulez-Vous, PRC will present the 2013 Citizenship Award to New Yorker Allan V. Rose for the exquisite restoration of The Roosevelt New Orleans, an iconic hotel in downtown New Orleans dating back to 1893.

Since Katrina, PRC has restored more than 430 homes, generated $4 million in volunteer labor, completed restoration projects totaling more than $12 million, assisted more than 500 homeowners through preservation grants, and counseled more than 7,000 people via workshops and other events.

Interview by Anthony Drizis (Media Relations, NYSE Euronext).

About Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans (PRC)
PRC was founded in 1974 as a non-profit organization to promote the preservation, restoration and revitalization of New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods. The organization has restored nearly 1,400 properties citywide and has assisted countless individuals with their own renovation efforts through its outreach and advocacy programs. PRC provides resources and education to convey the economic, cultural and aesthetic importance of historic preservation in New Orleans and throughout the world. For more information about the PRC and its revitalization efforts, call 504.581.7032 or visit www.prcno.org.

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