New Orleans Mardi Gras Krewes Host Fundraiser For First Responders Tonight
NEW ORLEANS—Tonight, Thursday, September 22, 2016, New Orleans Carnival Krewes are hosting a fundraiser for first responders as part of the annual Krewes for Karnival’s First Responders event. A portion of the proceeds will go to purchasing new body armor for NOPD patrol officers.
The event starts at 7:00 p.m. at Fulton Alley, 600 Fulton St.
The group has a fundraising goal of $80,000.
In 2015, Krewes for Karnival's First Responders raised $50,000 to purchase Wireless – Hands Free Communicators for 200 motorcycle NOPD officers.
Krewes for Karnival’s First Responders is an organization comprised of the New Orleans Parading Mardi Gras Krewes that wish to give back to the First Responders for all they do for the Krewes and the public during the Carnival season. During the two week period of Mardi Gras the men and women of the New Orleans Police Department, New Orleans Fire Department and the New Orleans Emergency Medical Service work many hours overtime and spend many hours away from their families. They all do this to protect the revelers along the parade route and members of the Krewes, organizers said.