Orleans Parish Long-Term Recovery Group to Mark Successes Two Years After N.O. East Tornado

More than $2.9 million in impact generated under “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” initiative

NEW ORLEANS – Community leaders and representatives of the Orleans Parish Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRO) will gather on Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the New Orleans East tornado and celebrate the successes under the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” recovery initiative.

Families assisted by “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” will be available on site for interviews.

The event marks the close to the core phase of the initiative, funded in large part by Entergy New Orleans, which helped households rebuild after the Feb. 7, 2017, tornado. Collectively, the LTRO and funders amassed more than $2.9 million in community impact in volunteerism and financial contributions throughout the rebuilding process.

LTRO members include United Way of Southeast Louisiana, Baptist Community Ministries, the City of New Orleans, Camp Restore, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services, Greater New Orleans Foundation, HandsOn New Orleans, Louisiana Baptist Convention, Open Architecture Collaborative, New Orleans Baptist Association, NOLA Tree Project, Rebuilding Together, SBP, Second Harvest Food Bank, United Saints, Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training and Volunteer Louisiana.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 | 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: 4734 Camelot Dr. New Orleans, LA 70127

VISUALS: The event will take place at an active home build.

Social: Facebook Live - @UnitedWaySELA 


About United Way of Southeast Louisiana
For more than 90 years, United Way of Southeast Louisiana has been a leader and trusted partner in improving lives and making a lasting difference. We fight to eradicate poverty by preparing people for quality jobs, growing incomes, and affording better health and education opportunities throughout Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes. We have a bold vision of equitable communities where all individuals are healthy, educated, and financially stable - and we have a plan. United Way of Southeast Louisiana's Blueprint for Prosperity guides all strategic investments in programs, initiatives, collaborations, volunteerism, and advocacy aimed at tackling poverty. For more information, please visit UnitedWaySELA.org. Find us on social: @UnitedWaySELA.