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Paint Your Heart Out Shreveport 2017


Paint Your Heart Out Shreveport is one of the City of Shreveport's premier programs administered by the Department of Community Development, Bureau of Housing & Business Development. It is an annual paint program where homeowners 62 or older, and/or disabled can qualify to have their homes painted free of charge. Over 1,000 volunteers from several organizations come together on one day each year to complete this dynamic task.

In 2017 we will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Paint Your Heart Out Shreveport Program. Our goal is to paint anywhere from 50-75 houses. We will partner with A T & T and the Cedar Grove Neighborhood Association to target at least 15 homes in the Cedar Grove Neighborhood. We will also paint 50 houses city-wide. PAINT DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017.

Our Chairperson for 2017 is David Aubrey. David Aubrey serves as Louisiana’s Director of External Affairs for AT&T. In this role, he manages the external affairs team to plan and implement activities for achieving AT&T’s legislative, regulatory and community objectives. In 1998, he made history when, at the age of 24, he was elected the first African-American mayor of his hometown of Homer, Louisiana, making him the state’s youngest mayor. David has received numerous awards throughout his professional career for his service to the community and many organizations such as the Top “40 under 40” award by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce in 2007. More recently, he received the 2014 Outstanding Service Award by the Minority Contractors Association of North La as well as the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership and Service Award presented by Grambling State University. The 1991 valedictorian of Homer High School graduated with honors from Grambling State University (GSU) in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in public administration.

Our Co-Chairperson for 2017 is Dock Voorhies, who retired with 33 years of service to Overton Brooks VA Medical Center as Chief of Social Work and Chaplain Services. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from Northwestern State University and a Master of Social Work Degree from Louisiana State University. He has served on many local boards and has many achievements.
 
We are very fortunate to have their commitment and dedication.
 
See you on Paint Day!

Marcia L. Nelson 
Program Coordinator
Paint Your Heart Out Shreveport




City of Shreveport, Louisiana