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$82,000 raised by NOLA Pay It Forward Fund for flood relief

Staff Writer | November 12, 2016
New Orleans, in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF), will donate $82,000 in grants.
Louisiana   The major flooding in August 2016
That will be donated through the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund to community organizations that are helping those affected by the major flooding that occurred in Louisiana in August 2016.

Previously, Mayor Landrieu announced two rounds of grants totaling in $170,000 to more than 15 community organizations providing immediate response and relief support.

On August 15, 2016, Mayor Landrieu reactivated the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund for New Orleanians to contribute to early recovery efforts following major flooding that started in early August 2016 across 22 parishes.

“The people of New Orleans know what it’s like to suffer through a disaster and we will never forget those who helped us when we needed it most,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu said.

“We hope to pay it forward to other communities that have begun the processes to recover and rebuild their communities. We are grateful to those who generously contributed to the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund, but there is more work to do. We ask our residents to continue helping our neighbors affected by this devastating event.”