Heal The Hood
August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States. Hundreds of thousands of people in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were displaced from their homes, and experts estimate that Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damage. As a Mississippi Native, David Banner used his platform as an entertainer to provide some relief to his community. Banner organized a benefit concert,
"I feel that we all must unite to help our fellow citizens in their time of need. My vision for this concert is designed to meet the immediate needs of those who are underprivileged and have lost everything in areas that are looked over."
In November 2006, Banner received a Visionary Award by the National Black Caucus of the State Legislature in recognition of his work after Hurricane Katrina.

Heal The Hood, Inc. is an annual clothing and toy drive that evolved out of Banner’s ritual of giving to less fortunate families, many of whom were were victims of Hurricane Katrina and from single-family homes.

Over the years, Heal the Hood, Inc has partnered with many organizations in Greater Mississippi and nationwide:

Boys and Girls Club of Central Mississippi
CoastInk Club
Equal Justice Initiative
K.I.N.G.S. Leadership Institute
Nike Corporation
Mena's Memorable Moments
Operation Shoestring
Sidney Conley Photography
Sisters with a Throttle (S.W.A.T.) Motorcycle Club
United Way of the Capitol Area
Under Armour
WJMI, 99 Jamz
YardBoy Entertainment

Thank you to our partners.

Heal The Hood, Inc. began as a 501-c3 non-profit organization. Heal the Hood, Inc is now one of the programs under the Banner Foundation umbrella.
Heal The Hood 2015
Heal The Hood 2014
Heal The Hood 2013