Fundraiser to help oil spill recoveryWritten by Mary Petrides | | firstname.lastname@example.org
A taco bar, pizza, 50/50 raffle, gift raffle and live music will help the Greater New Orleans Foundation with oil spill recovery.
Jennifer Green, a Point Place resident, has been working with some friends to make the fundraiser happen. It will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight Aug. 6 at Wet Willie’s Boat House and Saloon, 5044 Suder Ave. Admission is $5, and all of that will go to Greater New Orleans Foundation, earmarked for its Oil Spill Fund.
“I think I was just sick of people pointing fingers instead of just trying to find some sort of aid,” Green said.
Cassi Schrader, who’s helping plan the fundraiser, said she’s heard the band play in the area on several occasions. Second Wind is a rock and roll band, she said, and “they decided they were down to help us with entertainment.”
They volunteered to play for free, Green said.
More than 50 items, including gift cards to local restaurants and businesses, will be raffled off, Green said.
The Greater New Orleans Foundation helps in a variety of different ways, giving aid to fishermen and helping to protect wildlife and ecosystems affected by the oil spill.
“I was devastated, and I still am, but any little thing we can do, we’re going to do,” Green said.