“BUILDing Together” – Habitat Day Launches Diversity Committee’s Community Outreach Program

September 18, 2017

Taylor Porter’s volunteer day this past Saturday for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge kicked off our Firm’s newly-launched BUILD (Building Unity, Inclusion, & Legal Diversity) Community Outreach Program. The program was implemented by the Taylor Porter Diversity Committee and designed to further bridge and support the Firm’s diversity efforts, combined with its more than 100 years of traditional community outreach and volunteer work.

Taylor Porter attorneys and family members worked a pre-build at 1025 N. Acadian West Lot No. 75 in Baton Rouge. The pre-build consists of building the components that will go into the walls that will be raised the first day of the build, such as headers for windows and doors, as well as the frames for both.

Taylor Porter volunteers included Barrye Miyagi, her husband Hiko and daughter Mia; Vicki Crochet, her husband Charlie and daughter Kate Cusimano; Mike Walsh, Pat Seiter, Dick Easterling, Blue Loupe, and Ne’Shira Millender.

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Taylor Porter Partner Andrée Cullens serves as a family selection committee member for Habitat for Humanity.

The Taylor Porter Diversity Committee consists of Chair Katia Bowman, Vice Chair Vicki Crochet, Anne Crochet, Pat Seiter, Andrée Cullens, Debbie Lamb, Ne’Shira Millender and Juan Miranda.

Through the BUILD program, Taylor Porter will have the opportunity to provide assistance to several diverse community and nonprofits year-round, thereby affecting diverse segments of the community in a most positive and rewarding way. In the spring, Taylor Porter plans to organize an event for Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge.

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