The Month of February in New Orleans is often synonymous Mardi Gras, where we lose track of how many slices of King cake we've eaten, the number of parades we've attended and how many bags of throws we've collected. But as we all know, this year things are a bit different. At first glance, everyone thought we were going to just have to cancel...but in true New Orleans fashion....nothing was going to cancel Mardi Gras! People put their heads together and came up with what has
Thank YOU! As we move into the new year celebrating our 15th anniversary, we wanted to thank everyone who has shown such incredible generosity to the people of the L9. Because of your outpouring of gifts, we met our match and more! More importantly, because of your partnership, we are positioned to kick off the Whole 9 initiative this month, partnering with each L9 resident right where they need it.
It's people like you we depend on
Our Executive Director Gaynell's father Charles and her brother Travis partnered with volunteers
to lay the foundation for their home on Flood St. ONLY A FEW HOURS LEFT FOR YOUR GIFT TO BE MATCHED! On this final day of 2020, we are celebrating the impact being made through our work to support the WHOLE of the Lower 9th Ward homeowner. To continue partnering with us as we kick off the Whole 9 Initiative in celebration of our 15th Anniversary, go to www.L9WHA.org/donate or send
Dear Friend, Every year, when my family spends a week together at the beach, we do a puzzle. One year it was the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone, another it was children playing with baseball cards. Our favorite was Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party – who knew there were so many different shades of blue? I’ve been thinking lately, as my role at the L9WHA changes – what is my piece of the puzzle? People who are from the neighborhood are filling all of the roles – outreach
YOU Are The Missing Piece The Whole 9 Initiative is all about partnership. We partner with other organizations to provide resources needed by homeowners. We partner with homeowners to revitalize the community. The L9WHA could not build and nurture these partnerships without YOU! It is because of partners like you that this initiative is even possible. Fill the missing piece in the puzzle, join us in revitalizing the Lower 9th Ward, have your donation matched by 50% - Donate N
Executive Director Gaynell Brady on her way to college a few days before Hurricane Katrina Dear Friend: During Hurricane Betsy in 1965, my mom was trapped in the attic. Her father, Willie Landry, had to break through the roof to find help for his family. When the storm had passed, without any federal assistance, they came home and rebuilt. Forty years later Katrina hit and my only sister drowned in her home, two blocks from where my mom had been trapped. Now, 15 years on, my