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Holy Cross Neighborhood Association Meeting Tonight
The Holy Cross Neighborhood Association meeting will take place tonight, July 11 at 5:30 pm at The Greater Little Zion Baptist Church, 5130 Chartres Street. Representatives of the Tulane City Center will be in attendance to discuss Project Homecoming in the Lower 9th ward and the center's pro bono assistance for a community driven plan for the former Holy Cross site.
HCNA 4th of July Party
The Holy Cross Neighborhood Association invites you to its 4th of July celebration this Thursday, July 4 from 6 - 9 pm right next to the levee on Reynes Street. Friends and neighbors are invited to the BBQ and potluck to enjoy the music and fireworks and celebrate friendship and freedom.
Please join us in welcoming a new business in our community. Burnell and Keisha Colton held a grand opening for Cross The Canal Beauty & Barbershop on June 14 for its brand new location, 2036 Caffin Ave. It's the first business to open in the Caffin Ave. Plaza and the first to open in the "Back of Town" area of the Lower 9th ward.CSED Lower 9 News: New Business Opens, 4th of July Party
http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs113/1105780001694/archive/111377153...The Antioch Mission team will be volunteering to help us rebuild our churches, homes and businesses in our Lower 9th ward June 24 - 28. They'll also be hosting a special crusade night church service Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at Greater Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church: 5130 Chartres Street.
The team will distribute free bags of groceries at the event and will also provide van service for those who'd like to attend.
We're getting "NOLA Ready" this hurricane season. Get prepared by following these tips from the City of New Orleans:
Make a Hurricane Season Emergency Plan
See Recommended Hurricane Season Supply List
Sign Up for the Special Needs Registry if you have a medical or mobility need that requires extra aCSED Lower 9 News: Job Opening, NOLA Ready & More
ssistance in emergencies
Special shout out to the volunteers from the Westerly School of Long Beach, CA for their work in our lower 9th ward community this week. More volunteers are on the way to help rebuild homes, churches, businesses and gardens in the lower 9th ward.
The Hands Across the Sand rally to protect the Gulf from future oil disasters will take place Saturday, May 18. Organizations from around New Orleans will come together at the Andry Street Wharf at 11:45. At noon, participants will join hands to form a line along the Mississippi River to symbolize the need for further action to protect our communities from the impacts of oil and gas development.
Since the start of this year, CSED has partnered with sixteen different groups who've volunteered their time to help rebuild our Lower 9th ward community. In total, 354 volunteers spent 80+ hours assisting more than 37 residents. We can't say thank you enough to the following volunteer groups and individuals:
American Baptist Churches of the South (ABCOTS) sent 55 volunteers to help rebuild our Lower 9th Ward Community. Special Thanks to Dr. Walter L. Parrish, II Executive of the ABCOTS. He has been sending skilled volunteers to rebuild along the Gulf Coast since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated our communities. Kathy Muse is pictured above with the 15 members of the Evangelism team who went door to door praying with residents and handing each of them $100 Lowes Gift Cards from the ABCOTS and New Zion Baptist Church. These men traveled from Virgina, Maryland and Georgian. The 40 other men painted a home, helped install radiant barrier, put in attic installation, built a brick BBQ pit, put shelves up at the Guerilla garden and hung shutters at a resident's home.
GROCERY STORE FOR A DAY WAS A SUCCESS!!
Number of people who attended = approx. 300
Number of community organizations participating = 20
Number of volunteers = 50+
Amount of food distributed = A LOT
Funds raised = over $2700
Pulling off the first grocery store in the Lower 9th Ward in DECADES (and the first pop-up grocery store EVER), inspiring hope and motivation in our community, and getting the media and our elected officials on board = PRICELESS
Grocery Store For A Day in the media