LA REBIRTH CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGN CONTINUES, FUELED BY AMERICORP VOLUNTEERS -- 02/22/2006
Office of Lieutenant GovernorFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2006
LA REBIRTH CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGN CONTINUES, FUELED BY AMERICORP VOLUNTEERS
Office of Lt. Governor, Louisiana Serve Commission Host Young Service Leaders
Baton Rouge, LA - Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu, who oversees the Louisiana Serve Commission, announces the arrival of 17 Americorps volunteers who are helping to continue the Louisiana Rebirth Clean-up Campaign in New Orleans. The volunteers come from all parts of the United States and have committed to serving in Louisiana for one year. They will join hundreds of others as a part of the clean-up campaign to remove trash and debris resulting from Hurricane Katrina.
"It is a pleasure to welcome the Americorp volunteers to Louisiana to assist in the clean-up efforts in New Orleans," said Lt. Governor Landrieu. " In addition to the service they will provide, these outstanding service leaders bring a level of energy and commitment that inspires all of us as we work to rebuild one of America's great cities."
The Americorp volunteers are here as a result of a grant from the National Civilian Community Corporation, awarded to the Louisiana Serve Commission. Their efforts will include cleaning the interstate from the New Orleans International Airport to the New Orleans Central Business District. The volunteers will be supervised by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Their work will build upon the successful clean-up project held two weeks ago, led by the Lt. Governor 's Office, the Louisiana Serve Commission and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
"We are once again able to partner with the Department of Transportation and Development on a project that helps to strengthen the tourism industry in Louisiana," said Angele Davis, Secretary of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. Together, our agencies are able to bring about a visible change that will positively impact tourists and citizens as they travel to New Orleans."
To learn more about the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, or the Louisiana Serve Commission and the programs they administer, please visit www.crt.state.la.us. To find out more about the Americorp /National Civilian Community Corporation, go to www. Americorps.org.