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Here's how you can help in New Orleans tornado response

The tornado that ripped through eastern New Orleans on Tuesday (Feb. 7) served as a painful reminder of how vulnerable this community remains more than a decade after hurricanes Katrina and Rita and failure of the levees. But it also serves as a reminder of how communities can come together to help one another. Here are some options to consider in helping respond to the disaster. (Information comes courtesy of the office of the City of New Orleans' Deputy Mayor of Citywide Initiatives)

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Since 2007, Puentes has grown from a startup nonprofit with a $50,000 budget and only 2 staff people, to a humming organization managing a $400,000 budget, 5 full-time employees, plus part-time and contracted personnel. Puentes now works in 5 fully developed program areas: civic engagement, criminal justice, housing, community organizing and advocacy; the program areas are united in their mission …


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