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Heroes of the Storm

In the years since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita tore through the Gulf Coast, countless people and organizations have pulled together to help the citizens of Louisiana rebuild their lives and communities.

In order to honor them for their tireless work, FONO, with the support of the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) and Unified Nonprofits of Greater New Orleans, has established the ‘Heroes of the Storm’ campaign.  The ‘Heroes’ will be selected and announced each month leading up to the national political conventions, where they will all be recognized at events FONO is planning during that time in Denver and Minneapolis.

If you would like to nominate an organization to be a Hero of the Storm, mail completed forms to heroes@friendsofneworleans.org.  Nomination forms are available here.

See below for previously announced ‘Heroes of the Storm’:

 

Beacon of Hope

Broadmoor Improvement Association

Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans

Holy Cross Neighborhood Association

Idea VillageNew Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation

New Schools New Orleans

Reconcile New Orleans

St. Bernard Project

Tipitina’s Foundation

Women of the Storm


Tipitina's Foundation and Fats Domino Honored as FONO's First Heroes of the Storm

On Saturday, February 23 at an 80th birthday celebration for Fats Domino that featured performances by nationally recognized musicians Randy Newman, Allen Toussaint, and Dr. John, FONO presented its first Hero of the Storm award to Fats Domino and The Tipitina’s Foundation for their significant contributions to preserving the unique music culture of Louisiana. The awards were presented at Tipitina’s by FONO Board Member and Louisiana native, James Carville, and FONO Chairman, Gloria Dittus.

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Women of the Storm Honored as 'Hero of the Storm'

March 27 - Friends of New Orleans (FONO) today announced that local New Orleans advocacy group, Women of the Storm, will be the second recipient of its Hero of the Storm award. The organization is being honored for its tireless efforts to enlist national support for the rebuilding of New Orleans and coastal Louisiana in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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St. Bernard Project Receives FONO's Hero Award - May 3, 2008

Today, at a construction site for local nonprofit St. Bernard Project, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) presented the organization with a Hero of the Storm award for its efforts to help the residents of St. Bernard parish rebuild and move back to their homes post hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The St. Bernard Project has been chosen as the fourth recipient of the award by Friends of New Orleans (FONO), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that advocates for New Orleans and its surrounding parishes.

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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Named as 'Hero'

April 21 - Friends of New Orleans (FONO), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization that advocates for New Orleans and its surrounding parishes, today announced that The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation (NOJHF) will be the third recipient of its Hero of the Storm award. NOJHF, the 501(c)(3) arm of the world famous festival, is being recognized for its outstanding efforts to preserve Louisiana’s local arts culture.  

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Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans Receives FONO's 'Hero of the Storm' Award - June 27, 2008

FONO today announced that Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans, a local group responsible for many successful regional reforms post hurricanes Katrina and Rita will receive FONO's 'Hero of the Storm' award.

Formed shortly after the storms in November 2005, Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans is a voice for change and renewal for Greater New Orleans and Louisiana. The group serves as a platform and resource for citizens to take action to rebuild Greater New Orleans. Its founders, a group of citizens who were enraged after the state legislature failed to pass levee board reforms after the storms, have brought about positive regional change.

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