Volunteers needed to assist at hurricane evacuation locations in district A

Message from NOLA Ready:

As many of you know, the City of New Orleans for some years now has trained volunteers to assist at the City’s evacuation points prior to a hurricane.

Additional volunteers are needed to assist at two evacuation spots in district A……at Mater Dolorosa and at Palmer Park both of which are on S. Carrollton Avenue…

This is a volunteer opportunity that especially fits someone with energy and a sense of calm.  Also, keep in mind that the City evacuation begins 72 hours before a hurricane lands; so, the process allows volunteers themselves the time to evacuate.

If you are interested in volunteering/training, please contact Leila Darwish at Leila.darwish@nola.gov  Leila is a staffer in the City’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.  Please see a portion of Leila’s note to me below.  It outlines a bit more…..

“We are looking for some solid volunteers and community leaders to anchor the Evacuspots in District A at Mater Dolorosa and Palmer Park to help residents with City Assisted Evacuation in the event of a major hurricane.

Upcoming NOLA Ready Evacuation Volunteer Trainings

NOLA Ready and the New Orleans Health Department will be hosting hurricane season evacuation volunteer trainings throughout the summer. Neighbors helping neighbors is what makes our city strong. In this introductory training, you’ll learn about City Assisted Evacuation and how you can join the City of New Orleans this hurricane season in the critical effort to keep our residents safe and out of harm’s way. We are looking for volunteers to assist at one of our 17 evacuspots throughout the city. Sign up to take one of our upcoming City Assisted Evacuation Volunteer Trainings below to find out how you can be of service in the event of a major hurricane!

For more information on the City Assisted Evacuation volunteer opportunities and process, click here.

Thank you!

Leila Darwish

Community Engagement Coordinator – NOLA Ready

New Orleans Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness



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