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Councilmember Nadine Ramsey to Partner with the Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council to Collect Items for Tornado Victims

February 13, 2017


District "C" Councilmember Nadine Ramsey
NEW ORLEANS - District "C" Councilmember Nadine Ramsey is partnering with the Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council to collect clothes, non-perishable food items, and toiletries for the residents of Eastern New Orleans affected by the recent tornadoes. The drive will begin on Tuesday, February 14th and continue through Saturday, March 4th.

Items can be dropped off at Chase Bank, located at 4400 General De Gaulle Drive OR The NOPD's 4th District Station located at 2405 Sanctuary Drive.

The EF-3 tornado that touched down in New Orleans East and then traveled for 10.1 miles produced devastating effects in the community. This tornado, with a path that reached a maximum of 600 yards wide, injured 33 people, six of whom were injured severely. According to the weather service, the storm caused moderate to severe damage to more than 600 homes and at least 40 businesses.

New Orleans is well-known for its strength and resilience in times of crisis. Almost immediately after the weather cleared on Tuesday, people all over the city began to mobilize to help their neighbors, and those hit hardest in New Orleans East. Councilmember Ramsey asks residents to keep doing all they can to pitch in and help those with long-term needs.

WHO:
District "C" Councilmember Nadine Ramsey
Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council
 
WHAT: 
Clothing (new clothes only), non-perishable food items, and toiletries donation drive for New Orleans East residents affected by recent tornadoes.

WHEN:
Begins Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Ends Saturday, March 4, 2017

WHERE: 
Chase Bank
4400 General De Gaulle Dr.
 
OR 
 
NOPD's 4th District Station 
2405 Sanctuary Dr.


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Contact: 
Freddie King, III
Director of Constituent Services
Office of District "C" Councilmember Nadine Ramsey 
Phone: (504) 658-1030
Fax: (504) 658-1037 
frking@nola.gov

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