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Posted on: October 16, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Capital One Bank Volunteers to Plant Trees in Martin Luther King, Jr., Area

Capital One Bank Volunteers to Plant Trees in Martin Luther King, Jr., Area
Event in David Raines Park supports Mayor Ollie Tyler’s
anti-litter campaign and is part of bank’s month-long series of volunteer activities

Shreveport – During the month of October, Capital One Bank associates in Shreveport-Bossier are banding together to support local nonprofits and help meet the needs of the community. As part of this effort -– and to support Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler’s 'Don't Be Trashy. Keep It Classy. Shreveport is Home.' initiative -- local Capital One Bank associates will clean up the park and paint pavilions, tables and park benches. In addition Capital One, through a grant to Shreveport Green, will provide some new trees and shrubs at the David Raines Park in the Martin Luther King, Jr., neighborhood. This Capital One Bank activity in Shreveport is one of more than 30 volunteer projects with nonprofits across Louisiana during the month.

In addition to the activity at David Raines Park, each of Capital One Bank’s 11 Shreveport branches has “adopted a spot” to keep clean on a weekly basis. “We would like to challenge other businesses to do the same,” says Rick Larsen, North Louisiana Market President for Capital One Bank. “Together, we can make a difference.”

WHAT: Capital One Bank associates will plant trees, clean up the park and paint pavilions, tables and park benches in the Martin Luther King, Jr., Area, home of Capital One’s local Place-Based Initiative (MLK PBI).


WHERE: David Raines Park
2920 Round Grove Ln
Shreveport, LA 71107

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 16, 2015
8 a.m. – Noon
Note: Mayor Tyler will be at the park at 8 a.m. for a short time. Capital One North Louisiana Market President Rick Larsen will attend and also be available for interviews.

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