NEW ORLEANS, LA—Tomorrow, April 20, Mayor Mitch Landrieu along with City officials, local organizations, volunteers and residents will participate in the third NOLA FOR LIFE Day to revitalize the area in and around McDonogh Park in Algiers. The event is part of Mayor Landrieu’s NOLA FOR LIFE comprehensive murder reduction strategy, which encourages citizens to get involved and rebuild neighborhoods.
Volunteer activities will take place from 9am to 1pm at McDonogh Park, 1500 Teche Street in the McDonogh Neighborhood.
Volunteer activities will include painting over graffiti, building and installing basketball court benches, performing minor landscaping work and cleaning up the area. NOLA FOR LIFE Day also will include blight eradication and public safety enhancements from City departments and agencies including Code Enforcement & Hearings Bureau, NOPD (Quality of Life officers), Sanitation, NORA, NORDC, Public Works, Parks & Parkways, Neighborhood Engagement Office, Mosquito, Rodent & Termite Control Board, and Sewerage and Water Board. The City will repair street lights, replace missing street signs, remove abandoned cars, cut overgrown lots, and perform code enforcement sweeps.
Additionally, 508-10 Homer St. is scheduled to be demolished on Saturday.
In advance of NOLA FOR LIFE Day, the Department of Public Works has canvassed the area to identify and repair non-working street lights, as well-lit streets are a deterrent to criminal behavior. Missing street signs, abandoned cars, overgrown lots and other nuisances have been identified.
A resource fair will also be available at the park with representatives from City and partner agencies on hand to share information with the public.
Registration is available online at: www.nolaforlife.org.
WHO: Mayor Mitch Landrieu
WHAT: NOLA FOR LIFE Day
WHEN: TOMORROW, April 20, 2013
9:15am opening remarks
9:00am-Noon Volunteer Activities
Noon-1pm Community engagement with resource fair, food and music
WHERE: McDonogh Park
1500 Teche Street
New Orleans, LA 70114