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    Nonesuch Records Joins Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon in New Orleans

    As part of its tenth-anniversary commemoration of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) began a ten-day, ten-home building blitz called Rebuilding America Street, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity International's AmeriCorps Build-A-Thon, earlier this week. Nonesuch Records and Warner Bros. Records staff members are headed to New Orleans this Monday, May 25, Memorial Day, to take part in the rebuilding efforts through the culmination of the Build-A-Thon, on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

    NOAHH and AmeriCorps will be Rebuilding America Street in New Orleans East. NOAHH, which has built more than 440 homes across the city since 2005, has built more than 50 new homes in this neighborhood during that time and plans to maintain a focus there for years to come. Build-A-Thon serves as a focal point of NOAHH's efforts there and aims to bring attention to the community that was overshadowed by other severely damaged parts of the city directly after the storms.

    Nonesuch Records’ relationship with NOAHH goes back to the fall of 2005, when the label released Our New Orleans, a benefit album of newly recorded songs featuring artists from the New Orleans music community across a wide variety of styles to document the depth, richness, and profound musicality of the city. Nonesuch’s parent company—Warner Bros. Records, part of the Warner Music Group—donated all of the production costs for the record as part of the Group’s larger efforts on behalf of hurricane victims on the Gulf Coast. Our New Orleans raised more than 1.4 million dollars, of which 1.1 million went directly to NOAHH. The first 1 million dollars specifically went to create new housing for Musicians' Village in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans. The relationship has continued over the years, including NOAHH's dedication, in 2011, of a central walkway in Musicians' Village Toddler Park named Hurwitz Way, in honor of Bob Hurwitz, the president of Nonesuch Records.

    For more information on NOAHH and the Build-A-Thon, and to find out how you can help, please visit habitat-nola.org. To purchase Our New Orleans, head to iTunes, Amazon, or the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

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Nonesuch Records Joins Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon in New Orleans

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As part of its tenth-anniversary commemoration of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) has begun a ten-day, ten-home building blitz called Rebuilding America Street, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity International's AmeriCorps Build-A-Thon. Nonesuch and Warner Bros. Records staff members are proud to join the Build-A-Thon from Memorial Day through its culmination on Saturday, May 30. In 2005, Nonesuch released the benefit album Our New Orleans, proceeds from which supported NOAHH's building of homes for Musicians' Village in New Orleans' Upper Ninth Ward.

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As part of its tenth-anniversary commemoration of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) began a ten-day, ten-home building blitz called Rebuilding America Street, in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity International's AmeriCorps Build-A-Thon, earlier this week. Nonesuch Records and Warner Bros. Records staff members are headed to New Orleans this Monday, May 25, Memorial Day, to take part in the rebuilding efforts through the culmination of the Build-A-Thon, on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

NOAHH and AmeriCorps will be Rebuilding America Street in New Orleans East. NOAHH, which has built more than 440 homes across the city since 2005, has built more than 50 new homes in this neighborhood during that time and plans to maintain a focus there for years to come. Build-A-Thon serves as a focal point of NOAHH's efforts there and aims to bring attention to the community that was overshadowed by other severely damaged parts of the city directly after the storms.

Nonesuch Records’ relationship with NOAHH goes back to the fall of 2005, when the label released Our New Orleans, a benefit album of newly recorded songs featuring artists from the New Orleans music community across a wide variety of styles to document the depth, richness, and profound musicality of the city. Nonesuch’s parent company—Warner Bros. Records, part of the Warner Music Group—donated all of the production costs for the record as part of the Group’s larger efforts on behalf of hurricane victims on the Gulf Coast. Our New Orleans raised more than 1.4 million dollars, of which 1.1 million went directly to NOAHH. The first 1 million dollars specifically went to create new housing for Musicians' Village in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans. The relationship has continued over the years, including NOAHH's dedication, in 2011, of a central walkway in Musicians' Village Toddler Park named Hurwitz Way, in honor of Bob Hurwitz, the president of Nonesuch Records.

For more information on NOAHH and the Build-A-Thon, and to find out how you can help, please visit habitat-nola.org. To purchase Our New Orleans, head to iTunes, Amazon, or the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

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