New York Tri-State Ronald McDonald House Charities Awards $7,500 Community Grant to Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation

LINDA DUNHAM CHECK PRESENTNew York Tri-State Ronald McDonald House Charities awarded a $7,500 community grant to the Wendy Hilliard Gymnastics Foundation, which is a not-for-profit organization that provides free and low-cost quality gymnastics for inner-city youth based in Harlem.

The foundation’s founder Wendy Hilliard was extremely excited to be one of this year’s recipients of the RMHC grant. Those who attended received a tour of the foundation.

Following the tour, there was a performance by more than 75 youths from the organization.

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McDonald’s Owner/Operator Louis Colin Credits New Orleans Police Department For Success

From the New Orleans Advocate: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/politics/article_35e5c69a-5a87-11e6-9ee6-a7bf271e4dac.html

NOPD tries a new recruiting approach

Here’s a new recruiting pitch for the New Orleans Police Department: Join the NOPD and become a successful business owner.

A department news release Friday featured this headline: “Former officer credits NOPD with his success as a McDonald’s franchise owner.”

The release noted that Louis Colin owns five restaurants in the New Orleans area and is gearing up to open a sixth.

It said he “attributes much of his success to the education and preparation he learned as an officer at the New Orleans Police Department.”

“We bought our first McDonald’s restaurant in 2010,” he said. “I really feel that education and preparation allowed my wife and I, and my daughter, who is an actual owner, to be successful in this business.”