Events

Team Gleason and SBP to host 24-hour volunteer build for ALS patient who lost everything in the Baton Rouge area floods

The national disaster recovery organization and ALS advocacy group will host volunteers aroundthe-clock to jumpstart the rebuilding of the home of a flood-impacted ALS patient

WHAT: Team Gleason and SBP are bringing together community volunteers for a 24-hour Rebuilding Blitz to repair the home of Roy and Julie Harvey. (See below.)

The groups are raising funds to support the cost of the project. Visit: bit.ly/SBPGleason

WHEN: The blitz will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 20 with an opening ceremony, and run through 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21.

Media are invited to interview and conduct live shots throughout the course of the 24 hours but an RSVP is appreciated to ensure staff, volunteers and the homeowner are available to interview.

If attending the opening ceremony, please arrive at 9:45am.

WHERE: 10034 Santa Monica Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70818

WHO: Volunteer groups representing the following organizations:

• Team Gleason, joined by Steve Gleason and surprise guests

• ReSET

• SBP staff + AmeriCorps members

WHY: Six months after the floods that devastated Baton Rouge, thousands of families are still struggling to rebuild.

Roy and Julie Harvey have been married for 35 years and had lived in their home where they raised their family for over 20 years when their home was severely damaged by the August floods. Their situation presents an additional challenge because Julie was diagnosed with ALS, a degenerative motor neuron disease, in 2012. Julie can no longer walk, or pick up anything that weighs more than a few pounds, and the family is currently living in a trailer on their property where Julie cannot access most areas and sleeps in her wheelchair. Roy serves as Julie’s primary caregiver, something that was made more difficult by the flooding in August 2016. Costs for families caring for someone with ALS are typically an additional $100-200K annually, which is over and above usual living costs. Their situation is dire, which is driving the urgency of a 24-hour build.

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The days event will be preceded by a cocktail party and auction at Empire Casino in New York City hosted by ESPN’s Jon Sciambi and Dan Le Batard the evening of Friday, May 19th. We are excited about commitments for participation and contributions of former and current Major League Baseball Players Association and the Boston Red Sox organization. Details of the weekend and information on how to support to this year’s event will follow in the coming weeks.