Mayor Landrieu commemorates Hurricane Katrina 9th Anniversary tomorrow, August 29, 2014


NEW ORLEANS, LA – August 29, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — TOMORROW, August 29, 2014, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will participate in events across the city in observance of the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and to highlight the progress in rebuilding the city.

Wreath Laying Ceremony

At 8:30 a.m. Mayor Landrieu, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julián Castro, elected officials, community and civic leaders will lay wreaths at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial site where nearly 100 unclaimed or unidentified victims of Hurricane Katrina are interred. The Hurricane Katrina Memorial, a project of the New Orleans Katrina Memorial Corporation, was built in 2008 to provide a permanent memorial honoring those who lost their lives in the devastating hurricane and to lay to rest the unclaimed or unidentified victims of Hurricane Katrina.

WHAT:            Wreath Laying Ceremony

WHO:              Mayor Mitch Landrieu
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro
Dr. Jeffrey Rouse, New Orleans Coroner
Crescent City Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association
The Orleans Embalmers and Associates
The Louisiana Morticians and Funeral Directors Association
Katrina Memorial Foundation
Embalmers and Funeral Directors from across Louisiana

WHEN:           Friday, August 29, 2014
8:30 a.m.

WHERE:        Hurricane Katrina Memorial
5056 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70124

New Orleans BioInnovation Center Meet & Greet 

Mayor Landrieu and City officials will host HUD Secretary Julián Castro at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center to highlight various U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development initiatives integral in building the capacity of New Orleans to provide critical healthcare services to citizens and to spur economic development around the biomedical corridor.

WHAT:           New Orleans BioInnovation Center Photo Opportunity

WHO:             Mayor Mitch Landrieu
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro

WHEN:           Friday, August 29, 2014
9:30 a.m.

WHERE:        New Orleans BioInnovation Center
1441 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70112

Delgado Community College – Sidney Collier Campus Ribbon Cutting 

Mayor Landrieu will join leaders from Delgado Community College and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System to cut the ribbon on the new Sidney Collier campus. The program begins at 9:52 a.m. in commemoration of the time flooding began in the area during Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. The $21 million Delgado Community College – Sidney Collier campus, located in Florida-Desire area of New Orleans between Gentilly and the Ninth Ward, replaces the former Louisiana Technical College Sidney Collier campus that was devastated by floodwaters during Hurricane Katrina and subsequently demolished. Delgado’s Community College – Sidney Collier campus seeks to help revitalize the Florida-Desire neighborhood by serving as a pathway for residents to obtain job skills and employment.

WHAT:           Delgado Sidney Collier Campus Ribbon Cutting

WHO:             Mayor Mitch Landrieu
Delgado Community College

WHEN:           Friday, August 29, 2014
9:52 a.m.

WHERE:        Delgado Sidney Collier Campus
3727 Louisa St.
New Orleans, LA 70126

Beacon Light Ribbon Cutting 

Mayor Landrieu will join Interim New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Michael Harrison at 6:00 p.m. for a ribbon cutting celebration and grand opening of the new Beacon Light International Baptist Cathedral. The site was one of the hundreds of New Orleans churches severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Since January 2005, Beacon Light International Baptist Cathedral has hosted services in several temporary locations while they worked to rebuild their Mirabeau Avenue location. Friday’s event marks Beacon Light’s return to Gentilly after nine years.

WHAT:          Beacon Light International Baptist Cathedral Ribbon Cutting

WHO:            Mayor Mitch Landrieu
Interim NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison
Bishop Darryl S. Brister

WHEN:          Friday, August 29, 2014
6:00 p.m.

WHERE:      Beacon Light International Baptist Cathedral
1937 Mirabeau Ave.
New Orleans, 70122


Louisiana RealEstateRama is an Internet based Real Estate News and Press Release distributor chanel of RealEstateRama for Louisiana Real Estate publishing community.

RealEstateRama staff editor manage to selection and verify the real estate news for State of Louisiana.


Previous articleCity Provides Update on Gallier Hall
Next articleNew Orleans Recognized by National Alliance to End Homelessness for Work With Veterans