Mayor Mitch Landrieu reactivated the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation for New Orleanians to contribute to early recovery efforts following major flooding that started last week in most of northern Louisiana and parts of southern Louisiana.
NOLA Pay it Forward Fund was launched in May 2011 to contribute to recovery efforts following the Mississippi River flooding disaster. It was again activated in 2012 in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy to support recovery efforts in the northeast, as well as in May 2013 following catastrophic tornadoes in Oklahoma.
In New Orleans, each of us understands what it is like to suffer through a disaster. We remember all of those who helped us when we needed it most, and through this fund, we hope to pay it forward to other communities that are starting to recover and rebuild.
The fund is housed with the Greater New Orleans Foundation. If you are interested in donating, please visit www.gnof.org/NOLApayitforward or you can contact Allie Betts at the Greater New Orleans Foundation via telephone at 504-598-4663 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.