Congratulations to CableCares for raising over $280,000 to donate to a number of organizations dedicated to helping with Hurricane Katrina efforts. From their press release yesterday:
$100,000 — Hands On New Orleans. This organization was one of the partners for the many school-related projects under CableCares. This grant will help perpetuate further volunteer rebuilding activities
$100,000 — Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans. This grant to VOA, an organization that manages diverse activities, will help it continue its Hurricane Katrina rebuilding activities with local volunteers.
$85,000 — Greater New Orleans Foundation. This grant will be channeled directly to the Foundation’s “Rebuild New Orleans Fund,” established just after Katrina for long-term rebuilding. This Fund works to meet immediate needs in the community and bolster priority areas it has identified, including housing, workforce development, and education.