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2011-07-18 07:10:00

NEW ORLEANS, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LaTosha Brown, Director of the Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health (http://gulfcoastfund.org), has been nominated as a "Champion of Change" by the White House for her work to help the Gulf Coast recover from the BP drilling disaster. The Gulf Coast Fund is a community-led philanthropy working towards a just and sustainable Gulf Coast region that funds and supports over 200 grassroots organizations. "Champions of Change"...

2011-05-19 07:10:00

As Mississippi River Flooding Heads South, Gulf Coast Fund Launches Text-to-Donate Campaign to Raise Desperately Needed Resources NEW ORLEANS, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health (http://www.gulfcoastfund.org), a community-led philanthropy in the Gulf Coast, is mobilizing in anticipation of yet another disaster. As rising floodwaters from the Mississippi River approach the region, the Fund is working with grassroots...

2011-04-29 13:28:00

Gulf Coast Fund Provides Emergency Grants for Immediate Support; Community Leaders Mobilize on Scene to Coordinate Recovery Efforts NEW ORLEANS, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health (http://www.gulfcoastfund.org), a community-led philanthropy in the Gulf Coast, has partnered with the Black Belt Community Foundation (http://www.blackbeltfound.org) in Selma, Alabama, to provide emergency grants to assist some of the...

2011-04-14 11:40:00

NEW ORLEANS, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gulf Coast fishermen and residents sponsored by the Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health (http://www.gulfcoastfund.org) to travel to London to attend BP's first shareholders meeting since the oil drilling disaster today have been denied entry to the meeting, despite having proxies and all necessary credentials to attend. "We entered the meeting peacefully and presented our proxy to a BP representative, just like everyone...

2011-01-12 07:05:00

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health (http://www.gulfcoastfund.org), along with leaders from communities most impacted by the drilling disaster, applaud the work of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and are united in the urgent need to implement reforms. Key recommendations supported by community leaders include: The formation of a Gulf of Mexico Regional Citizens Advisory...

2010-10-20 07:25:00

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Six months after the BP drilling disaster, community leaders on the Gulf Coast are delivering a clear message: the oil is not gone. The drilling disaster's impact on local communities, public health, the economy, and the coastal ecosystem continues to unfold, adding to the environmental challenges the region has struggled with for decades. Crucial issues need to be addressed by BP and the government in order to protect the health of families, local...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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