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By Donald W.R. Allen, II Editor in Chief-IBNN NEWS and Black Politics in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN (IBNN NEWS/October 15, 2011)…“Working people with common sense” says a lot about the new foundation gearing up to work with local agencies and members of the underserved communities in the Twin Cities.
The Louis James Foundation is the brainchild of Louisiana Fried Chicken CEO and President Mr. Marzell Harris, a man far beyond his years in wisdom, business savvy and the ability to motivate, participate – and communicate the needs he sees that will change the community one person at a time.
Mr. Harris says, “I see things happening in the neighborhood that I can help make better for the people in the neighborhood. Everyday at my shop, people stop by who need some kind of assistance; in some cases benevolence is a daily virtue the staff. My goal with the Louis James Foundation is not to re-create the wheel, but make sure the wheel turns for those who need a hand up.”
On Saturday, October 15, 2011 at the Aloft Minneapolis Hotel located, 900 Washington Avenue in the historic warehouse district of downtown Minneapolis the Louis James Foundation will kick-off it’s inaugural launch with a fundraiser, entertainment and food with a presentation by representative from several local agencies in support of this winning initiative.
The festivities start at 7 p.m. sharp with music by the Twin Cities #1 smooth jazz, soul, funk, and R & B group Wenso Ashby. http://www.wensoashby.com/
This event is free and open to the public. We ask that if you so feel inclined, please give a contribution to the foundation. It is not mandatory to contribute to attend.
Note: The Louis James Foundation is recognized by the State of Minnesota as a filed 501(c)3, non-profit organization. IRS designation as a non-profit has not yet been awarded. Public records are available upon request by emailing them firstname.lastname@example.org.