DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. DONATES FUNDS AND STAFF TO CONTINUE THE REBUILDING PROCESS OF NEW ORLEANS CITY PARK
WARSAW (January 21, 2008) – DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. is donating a substantial amount of funds and staff to help rebuild portions of New Orleans City Park that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Several hundred employees and sales representatives who are attending DePuy’s annual sales meeting are donating their time to participate in this important restoration project.
“The goal of this community service project is to help restore a portion of the park’s Botanical Garden as well as repainting the park’s main visitors building, which is officially named the Timken Center, but is better known as ‘The Casino.’ Thanks to the generosity of companies like DePuy, we are able to return parts of the park to their original beauty,” said Lisa Laraway, the Park’s Volunteer Coordinator.
Furthermore, Mark Starring, Distributor for DePuy in New Orleans, said: “As a resident of New Orleans, I’m grateful to be a part of a project that will help return my city park to some of its glory.”
About New Orleans City Park
Hurricane Katrina caused approximately $43 million in damages to the New Orleans City Park. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the park had 262 employees, while today it has just over 40. To learn more about how you can help restore the park, please visit www.neworleanscitypark.com/volunteer.html or contact Lisa Laraway at [email protected] .
About DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, is advancing the standard of orthopaedic patient care, with a focused commitment to help surgeons achieve excellence in surgical practice. The company designs, manufactures and distributes orthopaedic devices and supplies including hip, knee, extremity, trauma, cement, orthobiologics, and operating room products. As a global leader in joint replacement products, DePuy Orthopaedics is committed to Restoring the Joy of Motion® for patients whose mobility is restricted by severe osteoarthritis or other debilitating injury.