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New Orleans Area Tradeshow Contractors and Residents Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

At the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, representatives from Nth Degree, Tradeshow Guys, Freeman, Zenith, and Renaissance help load a 20’ box truck with hurricane relief supplies bound for Texas.

More than 20,000 pounds of supplies – enough to fill a 20-foot box truck to capacity, plus a trailer for overflow items – were donated by New Orleans residents for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas. Nth Degree, an international exhibitor management company with offices in New Orleans and Houston and all major cities throughout the United States, organized the donation drive at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on September 7.

Tradeshow contractors, convention center employees, Centerplate, schools, and individuals stepped up to help our neighbors in Texas by contributing cases of water, paper towels, diapers, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene items. The supplies were delivered to Orange Christian Services in the flood-affected area of Orange, Texas, on September 9.

OCS is a non-profit organization of 43 local churches joined together in Christian love to give emergency assistance to those in their local area unable to obtain help elsewhere.  OCS offers food, clothing, medical & dental emergencies, prescriptions, utilities/rent, milk for children under 12 years of age, referrals and counseling. 

Pictured above, the convention center’s Public Safety Department donated bleach and cleaning supplies for the Hurricane Harvey relief effort.

Donating companies included: EAC’s (Exhibitor Appointed Contractors who install/dismantle exhibits for trade shows nationwide; Lance Populis – Rigging Foreman FDC; Douglass Displays; Zenith Labornet; Coastal International; Renaissance Management; Czarnowski; Skyline Exhibits; Tradeshow Guys; Lawrence Baptist Church; Expo Signs; Centerplate; Raphael Academy Students, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center employees and Corporation Bar & Grill.

With 1.1 million square feet of contiguous exhibit space, an award winning staff and first class amenities, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is the sixth largest convention center in the nation, a consistent Top 10 host of the largest number of conventions and tradeshows annually, and one of the city’s “Top Workplaces.” As “Louisiana’s Economic Engine,” the ENM Convention Center event activity has produced $53.7 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $3.4 billion in new tax revenue for state and local governments. For more info, visit https://www.mccno.com.

Nth Degree, based in Atlanta, GA, is one of the world’s leading face-to-face marketing companies. The company offers event and trade show marketing and management, and installation and dismantle services worldwide to more than 1,100 domestic and multinational clients and supports more than 7,500 proprietary events, trade shows, and event marketing projects annually. Nth Degree has 21 North American offices, including all major convention cities, and locations in England, Germany, and China. For more info, visit www.nthdegree.com.

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