Thursday, May 20, 2010

Local Group Needs Your Help

Good Morning Everyone, Weatherman Frank Here...

Who could forget August 29th 2005 when the costliest hurricane in American history made landfall on the Louisiana coastline as a category 3 storm. The storm was called Katrina and she is one of the top 5 deadliest hurricanes in history, taking at least 1,836 lives. The problem with Katrina was her storm surge which took over the levees in New Orleans and flooded parts of the city and outlying parishes, including the lower 9th ward of the city. It has been about 5 years now, but the clean up and rebuilding continues. Unfortunately, like many disasters as the months and years go by, many seem to forget that people still suffer. That is why one local group here in the Tri-State is keeping the rebuilding alive and you can help.

GONOLA is a party for cause and takes place this Friday at the Leapin' Lizard in Covington. The event raises funds to send over 450 of your neighbors to New Orleans for 2 weeks, to work with Habitat For Humanity rebuilding homes and lives in the still-devastated areas of the city. The trip is July 10 to 24th and the group needs your help. The party will feature Less Nessman and the Finneytown Brass, a $5 dollar cover at the door goes directly to GO NOLA. Doors open at 8:30 and the music starts at 10pm, at the Leapin' Lizard' 726 Main Street Covington. So stop out, donate, and learn how you can also get involved. Because, once a storm passes and the media attention dies off there are still those in need of our help so the least we can do is continue to bring awareness and open our hearts and wallets.

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