Through the Firm’s HUGS program, Adams and Reese produced the 19th Annual Odyssey House Crawfish Boil and Talent Show, held Sunday at 1125 North Tonti Street, in New Orleans. Every year, Adams and Reese produces and the firm’s employees volunteer at the event as the day was filled with crawfish, dancing and a talent show for Odyssey House residents as the show gives them a chance to express themselves and have a free day with no duties.
Volunteers this year included Adams and Reese Odyssey House HUGS coordinators Lisa Irizarry and Morris Green; other volunteers included Bridget Chandler, Amner Irizarry, Janine Millet, Dale Zibilich, Amy Chauvin, Nadine Pinell, Helena Obergon and her daughters Christina and Caroline, Melissa Liebert, Mark and Monica Surprenant, and Pat and Harry Touchet.
The photos were taken by Adams and Reese photographer Tommy Santora. Ben Bennett served as DJ.
The crawfish, potatoes and sausage were catered by Dennis’ Seafood. Snowballs were served by Mr. Snowball.
Established in 1973, Odyssey House Louisiana (OHL) is a nonprofit behavioral health care provider with an emphasis on addiction treatment. Today, Odyssey House offers a professional, structured and caring Therapeutic Community with comprehensive services and effective support system that enable individuals to chart new lives and return to their communities as contributing members.
The Odyssey House is a member of the Adams and Reese employee volunteer program, HUGS (Hope, Understanding, Giving, and Support), which was founded in 1988 and has since devoted financial resources and thousands of volunteer hours to offer assistance to those in need. Every year throughout Adams and Reese’s regional footprint, employees donate time, money and supplies to more than 200 community organizations in need.