Victor Cruz, Danny Meyer and Dana Perino Join ‘One America’ Volunteer Service Tour in New York on September 10

  Victor Cruz, Danny Meyer and Dana Perino Join ‘One America’ Volunteer
  Service Tour in New York on September 10

    Iconic New Yorkers to come together to honor community resilience and
    emergency response; volunteers to help rebuild five homes destroyed by
    Hurricane Sandy, including the home of an NYPD officer/first responder

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- September 9, 2013

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, CEO of Union Square Hospitality
Group Danny Meyer, Fox News contributor, co-host of The Five and former White
House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush Dana Perino, and Rockette
Karilyn Surratt will join Points of Light, the world’s largest organization
dedicated to volunteer service, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. in bringing the
national volunteer service tour ‘One America’ to New York City on September
10. The second of nine tour stops will commemorate the anniversary of
September 11^th and help some of the more than 200 families in Staten Island
and the Rockaways still struggling to return home almost a year after
Hurricane Sandy.

           A discussion on expanding community engagement and the potential
WHAT:      that Americans have to make a positive impact when we set aside our
           differences. The Daily Point of Light award will also be presented
           to Victor Cruz for his dedication to service.
           Following the breakfast, volunteers will work with St. Bernard
           Project, a national disaster recovery organization, and its local
           partners, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and Friends of Rockaway,
           to rebuild five homes on Staten Island and the Rockaways destroyed
           by Hurricane Sandy. Media are invited to attend the service project
           at the home of Ray Pepitone, a New York City Police Officer, 9/11
           and Hurricane Sandy first responder who has been unable to return
           to his own storm-devastated home after it was burglarized in the
           immediate aftermath of the storm.
WHO:       Victor Cruz, Wide receiver, New York Giants
           Danny Meyer, CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group
           Dana Perino, Fox News contributor, co-host of The Five and former
           White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush
           Karilyn Surratt, Rockette
           Neil Bush, Chairman, Points of Light
           Patrice DeCorrevont, Chief Executive Officer, Government,
           Not-for-Profit and Healthcare, Commercial Banking, JPMorgan Chase &
           Peter Scher, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Corporate
           Social Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
           Ray Pepitone, New York City Police Officer
           Volunteers from the St. Bernard Project, Friends of Rockaway, New
           York Cares, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and JPMorgan Chase &
WHEN:      September 10, 2013
           8:00 – 10:30 am: Breakfast and dialogue with Victor Cruz, Danny
           Meyer, Dana Perino, and Karilyn Surratt
           12:00 – 4:00 pm: Service project rebuilding homes destroyed by
           Hurricane Sandy
WHERE:     Breakfast will be held at the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Global
           Headquarters, 270 Park Avenue, New York, NY
           Service projects will be held throughout Staten Island and the
RSVP:      To attend the breakfast and/or the home rebuilding project at Ray
           Pepitone’s house,
           please RSVP to Anna Sczepanski at or

The One America tour is designed to bring together powerful voices with the
goal of inspiring millions of people to unite in service to their communities
throughout 2013 and 2014. The initiative leverages volunteers in service
projects to tackle three major issues: promoting education, ending hunger and
protecting the environment. The tour kicked off in Columbus, OH in July and
following New York’s event, will continue to Chicago, IL; Miami, FL; Houston,
TX; Atlanta, GA; Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA, and Washington, D.C. For more
information on the One America tour, please visit or
follow the conversation on Facebook or on Twitter using the #1America hashtag

About Points of Light

Points of Light—the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer
service—mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the
world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of
nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages four million volunteers
in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear
where it’s needed most. For more information, go to

About JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm
with assets of $2.4 trillion andoperations in more than 60 countries. The
firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for
consumers,small business and commercial banking, financial transaction
processing, asset management and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones
Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the
United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional
and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information
about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at

About St. Bernard Project

St. Bernard Project (SBP) is an innovative, award-winning nonprofit disaster
recovery organization that works to ensure that disaster-impacted citizens and
communities recover in a prompt, efficient and predictable manner. SBP was
founded in New Orleans in 2006, in response to Hurricane Katrina. Since then,
SBP has rebuilt homes for over 500 families in greater New Orleans and Joplin,
Missouri with the help of 50,000 volunteers, and is now working on-the-ground
in communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy. SBP has been recognized by
President Obama and the Clinton Global Initiative among others, and founder
Liz McCartney was named CNN’s Hero of the Year in 2008. For more information
on our work in Sandy impacted areas, visit

About New York Cares

New York Cares is New York City’s largest volunteer organization. New York
Cares runs vital programs for 1,300 nonprofits, public schools, and city
agencies to help people in need throughout the five boroughs, and does so at
no cost to the recipient organizations. Since 1987, New York Cares has made it
easy for all New Yorkers to work together to strengthen the city.

New York Cares’ 56,000 volunteers are hard at work 365 days a year, teaching
children the joy of reading, helping low-income students get into college,
providing job training to unemployed men and women, giving companionship to
elderly nursing home residents, revitalizing public parks and schools, serving
meals to homeless and housebound people, donating coats, and more. Last year,
New York Cares helped 400,000 at-risk New Yorkers. To learn more, visit


for Points of Light
Anna Sczepanski, 301-585-5034
for JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jennifer Kim, 212-622-7068
for St. Bernard Project
Evan Achiron, 646-495-1901
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