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Resource Guide For Plaquemines Residents Affected by BP Oil Spill

 FYI:   If you live in Plaquemines Parish this is info you want to keep handy.   See Release below. 

Sharon Denise Talbot

 Plaquemines Community Foundation Publishes Free Resource Guide
For Plaquemines Residents Affected by the BP Oil Spill
 
New Orleans, LA (August 5, 2010)— Formed in 2007 following in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Plaquemines Community Foundation has published “The Plaquemines Community Resource Guide”.  The purpose of the publication is to provide a directory of services for the residents living in and around Plaquemines Parish whose lives have been affected by the Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill. 
 
The board of directors that comprises the Plaquemines Community Foundation has acknowledged both the mental and physical effects that this disaster has had on residents of the Plaquemines Parish community whose livelihoods rely on a clean and thriving Gulf of Mexico.
 
Perry Triche, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Plaquemines Community Foundation, expressed his gratitude towards the various foundations aiding in the recovery efforts for those affected by the oil spill.  “We know how difficult these times are for the hardworking residents of Plaquemines Parish, and we are thrilled to see so many organizations coming together to help. We are happy that we can do our part to speed up this recovery as fast as possible.”
 
The resource guide, which residents can pick up from a variety of distribution locations listed below, contains a comprehensive list of services ranging from social services to job training, healthcare and the provision of food.  The Plaquemines Community Foundation has identified those organizations that are offering these types of support.
 
The Foundation will be administering 2,500 printed copies of the resource guide to be made available for public distribution on August 9.  Distribution will continue while supplies last and there will be an online version at www.gnof.org.
The Plaquemines Community Foundation (PCF) is a charitable organization created for community improvements since the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and for generations to come.  The initial focus of the foundation is to encourage families to return and remain in the parish, create opportunities for its youth, and foster relationships to strengthen the community.  It is dedicated to the improvement and long-term viability of the Plaquemines Parish.
 
As one of the oldest and largest philanthropic organizations in the region, the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF) is partnering with the Plaquemines Community Foundation to produce and distribute this guide to the residents of Plaquemines Parish.  With PCF, GNOF is doing its part to ensure that the mental, physical and financial safety nets for those affected by the spill are protected.
 
For more information on the Plaquemines Community Foundation, visit www.gnof.org.
 
Formed in 2007, the Plaquemines Community Foundation is governed by a board of local civic leaders committed to making a profound impact upon the quality of life for all citizens of Plaquemines Parish. It identifies and supports projects that benefit Plaquemines Parish residents such as the publication of this resource guide. The Plaquemines Community Foundation was formed by a seed grant from the Greater New Orleans Foundation.
 
 
Plaquemines Community Resource Guide
Distribution Centers
 
1. BELLE CHASSE, LA       
                                    
Plaquemines Career Solutions Center1112 Engineers Road, Room 19
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
504-392-5803
 
The Plaquemines Community C.A.R.E. Center
8480 Highway 23
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
504-208-1290
 
Plaquemines Parish Community Action
479 F. Edward Hebert BlvdBelle Chasse, LA 70037
504-297-5404 (Othella Hughes)
 
Plaquemines Parish Health Department
3706 Main StreetBelle Chasse, LA 70037
504-297-5402 or 504-394-3510
 
Southeast Louisiana Fisheries Assistance Center212 Avenue G
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
(near the Belle Chasse Ferry)
504-392-2455
 
Parish President’s Office
8056 Highway 23, Suite 200
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
504-274-2460
 
3. DAVANT, LA
 
Davant Community Center15535 Highway 15
Davant, LA 70046
Plaquemines Parish District 1 Council Office
15535 Highway 15
Davant, LA 70046504-333-7501
 
 
4. EMPIRE, LA        
                                                                                                           
Pilgrim Rest
33800 John Riley RoadEmpire, LA 70041
504-394-1123
 
5. NEW ORLEANS, LA
 
Mary, Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation
4626 Alcee Fortier Blvd.
New Orleans, LA504-255-9170
 
6. POINT A LA HACHE, LA
 
St Thomas Catholic Church
17605 Highway 15
Point à la Hache, LA
985-333-4465
 
7. PORT SULPHUR, LA
 
Greater Macedonia Baptist
27796 Highway 23
Port Sulphur, LA 70083
504-912-9137 (Deidre Davis)
 
Plaquemines Medical Center26851 Highway 23
Port Sulphur, LA 70083
504-564-3344
 
St Patrick’s Church Family Life Center
28698 Highway 23
Port Sulphur, LA 70083
 
8. VENICE, LA
 
Venice Boat Harbor Office
Tiger Pass RoadVenice, LA 70091
 
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