Mayor Landrieu Reactivates NOLA Pay It Forward Fund For LA Flooding Aid

Mayor Mitch Landrieu

NEW ORLEANS — Today, 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.

         “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this devastating flood,” Mayor Landrieu said. “The people of New Orleans know what it’s 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.”

         Mayor Landrieu launched the NOLA Pay it Forward Fund in May 2011 to contribute to recovery efforts following the Mississippi River flooding disaster. It was also activated in 2012 in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy to support recovery efforts in the northeast and in May 2013 following catastrophic tornadoes in Oklahoma.

         The fund is housed with the Greater New Orleans Foundation.

         "We are pleased to partner with the City of New Orleans to administer the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund," said Martha Landrum, Vice President for Marketing & Communications. "The Fund will provide resources for rebuilding efforts for communities impacted by the catastrophic flooding throughout Louisiana.”

         Donate to the fund here



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