Given the tragedy from Hurricane Harvey, New Orleans, through its Mayor, Mitch Landrieu, is promoting what has been named Nola pay It Forward to assist those currently in need.
Here is the promo from Landrieu:
Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Texas and Southwest Louisiana affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Now 12 years after Hurricane Katrina, it is important that we do our part to return the support so many people gave to us in our time of need.
That's why earlier this week I reactivated the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation.
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The people of New Orleans know all too well 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 in need.
We first 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, in May 2013 following catastrophic tornadoes in Oklahoma, and in August 2016 following the major flooding in parts of Northern and Southern Louisiana.
It's our turn to "Pay It Forward" once again.
Those interested in donating to the fund can go online to https://www.nolapayitforward.org/