Greater New Orleans Foundation Activates Response & Restoration Fund for Hurricane Michael

Announce $15,000 in Grants Made in September for Immediate Response to Hurricane Florence

NEW ORLEANS  – Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation announced the activation of its Response & Restoration Fund in response to the hurricane impacting Florida and other parts of the country.

Donations can be made to the Response and Restoration Fund by visiting www.gnof.org/give-now

“For the second time in less than a month, the Greater New Orleans Foundation is activating our Response and Restoration Fund to help those impacted by natural disasters in our country, said Greater New Orleans Foundation President and CEO Andy Kopplin. “Our hearts and prayers are with the many impacted families. The Response and Restoration Fund is a vehicle for all of us to help our neighbors meet immediate and longterm recovery needs.”

Through the Greater New Orleans Foundation Response and Restoration Fund, we mobilize and support a network of voluntary organizations active in disasters (VOADS) whose expertise is deployed locally, nationally and internationally. We coordinate with a network of community foundations to get immediate support to the most vulnerable citizens and to help impacted communities meet long-term needs as they recover and rebuild.

Last month, the Foundation was able to provide $15,000 in grants to the Cajun Navy Relief, the St. Bernard Project, and the North Carolina Community Foundation following the activation of the Response and Restoration Fund. These grants assisted in immediate response efforts on the ground in North Carolina.

Marie-Isabelle Paultz, Cajun Navy Relief said, “The Greater New Orleans Foundation supported Cajun Navy Relief during our boat and rescue relief work in North Carolina during the aftermath of Florence. Grant funds were used to cover fuel, travel expenses, recovery supplies, and search and rescue equipment.”

Carmen James Randolph, Greater New Orleans Foundation Vice President of Programs said, “Our experience through disaster has taught us the importance of mobilizing quickly to address immediate needs, providing technical expertise, and offering long-term investments to support rebuilding over time. Our Foundation is aware of the challenges communities face to stand back up following a disaster, and remain committed to assisting those in need.”

Donations can be made to the Response and Restoration Fund by visiting www.gnof.org/give-now