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Additional $130,000 raised by NOLA Pay It Forward fund for flood relief

Staff Writer | September 7, 2016
Mayor Mitch Landrieu saidd that the City of New Orleans, in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF), will donate an additional $130,000 in grants through the NOLA Pay It Forward.
NOLA flood
Disaster   More than 10 community organizations will receive grants
Previously, Mayor Landrieu announced $40,000 in grants to four 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 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 Landrieu said.

“Through this donation, we hope to pay it forward to other communities that are starting to recover and rebuild. We are grateful to those who generously contributed to the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund. But there is more work to do and we ask our residents to continue helping our neighbors affected by this devastating event.

“I am grateful for SBP and other organizations that are bringing people and resources together to make a difference.”

Through the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund, more than 10 community organizations will receive grants supporting relief, rebuilding, small and disadvantaged businesses, health and education, and faith-based organizations.