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Jim Pate



My road in life has been direct.
Calls New Orleans the most interesting city in America-no matter what your background is, everyone has a place in New Orleans.
Growing up, he expected he'd go into a more "traditional" profession like his parents, have a nuclear family.
Studied and practiced law-started to resent the "us vs. them" mentality; lawyers were pursuing money rather than justice.
Says the greatest part about Habitat for Humanity is that there's no one there who resents it; everyone there wants to be there.
He left law, found Habitat through his church, where he'd been running a soup kitchen.
Started as a "house leader" volunteer in 1984; says he caught "infectious Habit-itis."
Seeing the families they were impacting, the areas they were rebuilding had him hooked.
Now he's committed himself to rebuilding his favorite city, New Orleans; says little by little, the city is rising back up like a "phoenix out of the ashes."
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Executive Director

I lead the New Orleans area Habitat for Humanity, building homes for hard-working low-income families.

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