Saints owner donates $5 million to Team Gleason - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Saints owner donates $5 million to Team Gleason

Gayle and Tom Benson (Source: Flickr Commons) Gayle and Tom Benson (Source: Flickr Commons)

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has made a big donation to help Team Gleason create a cutting edge living facility for people with ALS.

Benson gave Team Gleason a $5 million commitment for the organization's House for Innovative Living at St. Margaret's in New Orleans.

The money will be used to help provide a place where patients can live a more normal life, according to the Saints. The facility uses cutting edge technology to allow patients to do things like open doors or call for an elevator with the help of a computer and a sensor that tracks head and eye movements.

The new facility is located in the St. Margaret's skilled nursing residence in Mid-City.

Copyright 2014 WVUE. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

General Number: (504) 486-6161
News Tips: (504) 483-1503
News Room Fax: (504) 483-1543

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVUE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
WVUE's Public Inspection File can now be accessed online. To access the online public inspection file click here: