Run for Habitat

This year, NOAHH served as a charity partner with the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic for the first time. Board members, employees, volunteers and supporters banded together as the “Blade Runners” for the 6.2 mile trot from the Superdome to City Park, raising over $7,000 in the process.

Joelle Boudreaux, a former employee of Lafayette Habitat, traveled two and a half hours to run for NOAHH. “I’ve had Habitat in my heart for about a decade,” she explained, “You’re helping someone help themselves. You can break the cycle of poverty. You can do many things. You can volunteer on site or in the ReStore. Or you can run a charity race. Whatever it is, you can make a difference.”

She didn’t even let an injured foot stop her from competing in this year’s race. “It’s worth it. I still have endorphins running through my body,” she said. “What pushed me through was I was running for Habitat.”

For Director of Operations Kevin Hebert, the Classic provided the perfect overlap for his job and his hobby. He ran the race for the first time last year, and set a personal record of 42 minutes. This year’s race was less about setting records.“I love the work that I do with Habitat and I love running, so I think being a part of this team is really exciting,” he said, “Sometimes running feels like a very solo activity, so to run with some of my coworkers and other friends of Habitat, and not really worry about time or pace is a lot of fun.”

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