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2013-09-17 23:02:42

Volunteers and Partner Family Help Build Home in New Orleans East New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) partnered with staff volunteers from East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) to help build a new home for the Perique Family in New Orleans East. More than 30 employees of EJGH were on hand to help build the home despite the late summer heat. Jeremy and his fiancé, Ariel, are the parents of two young girls. "I was endeared...

2013-06-24 23:26:54

Duplessis family received keys to new home. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) June 23, 2013 On Thursday, June 20, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) dedicated a new home in New Orleans East for the Duplessis family. Sierra Duplessis grew up in New Orleans East and works as a manager at Burger King. She says she wanted to be a homeowner in order to have a permanent home for her 7 month old son, Ramon. "Habitat is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I encourage...

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2012-08-16 21:31:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Salt water is creeping up into the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico due to a drought, so the Army Corps of Engineers is building a sill in order to stop the process. The Mississippi River was closed down in New Orleans on Wednesday as Army engineers built a contraption to help stop the advancement of salt water from threatening the drinking water in the New Orleans area. Because of the low water levels in the giant river,...

2011-04-08 08:47:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's been about a year since the devastating oil spill happened in the Gulf waters of the United States. Now, a new review published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week urgently calls for developing protocols to deal with the health effects of disasters. Authors of the study say the oil spill -- along with other recent U.S. catastrophes -- illustrates the lack of knowledge about long-term health effects and the need for better planning when dealing with the...

2010-11-02 06:45:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Comfort announces it has reached the $250,000 donation announced in June to the Gulf Relief Foundation to help the fishing community and support wetland preservation in Plaquemines Parish. Plaquemines Parish is the location of the famed Woodland Plantation appearing, until recently, on the Southern Comfort label. Created in New Orleans in 1874, Southern Comfort initially donated $50,000 while raising the additional $200,000 through a...

2010-10-11 10:57:00

Special session on Gulf Coast recovery highlights the value of -- and threats facing -- irreplaceable natural resources NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Rotary International: Retired U.S. Army Lt. General Russel L. Honore, will speak about disaster preparedness at a Rotary conference that is expected to draw more than 500 Rotary club members from four states. The conference will also...

2010-10-07 07:00:00

PORT SULPHUR, La., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost six months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion caused the oil spill now globally known as the worst environmental disaster in our nation's history, Children's Health Fund (CHF) is expanding its New Orleans's Children's Health Project (NOCHP) by bringing a Crisis Response Unit to lower Plaquemines Parish. The new project will be in partnership with Tulane University and Plaquemines Community C.A.R.E. Center. The mobile pediatric...


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