On Friday, December 14th, Saints players Roman Harper, Lance Moore, Darren Sharper, Malcolm Jenkins, Jahri Evans, Mark Ingram, Pierre Tomas, Darren Sproles, Jermon Bushrod and Courtney Roby will be honored at the 2nd Annual Hope for the Holidays gala at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.
On Sunday, September 23rd, Roman Harper, Jahri Evans, Malcolm Jenkins, Lance Moore, Jermon Bushrod, Courtney Roby, Darren Sproles, Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas of the New Orleans Saints, along with former Saint Darren Sharper, hosted a private dinner at Eiffel Society to announce to family, friends and teammates how they plan to give back this holiday season. Last year, Harper, Sharper, Evans, Jenkins and Moore sponsored the rebuild of three families’ homes. This year, Bushrod, Roby, Sproles, Ingram and Thomas have joined them in the rebuilding efforts. With the help of St. Bernard Project, Rebuilding Together New Orleans, lowernine.org, the Epworth Project, IrvingMorris and United Way of Southeast Louisiana, they will rebuild six families’ homes, with the goal of completing the projects in time for the holidays. “Because of their caring and generosity, six more families that have been displaced for over seven years will return to their homes in time to celebrate the holidays,” said Michael Williamson, Chief Operating Officer of United Way of Southeast Louisiana. “What an amazing gift, to give a family their home back. These guys really are Saints, on and off the field.”