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You did it! With the help of those of you that called and reached out to our Members of Congress, help is on the way to Louisiana:
* The CARES Act ([link removed]) will issue $1 billion in direct funding to local community-based organizations to provide a wide-range of social services and emergency assistance.
* Under the $2 trillion stimulus package, the federal government will also cover the operating costs of businesses in Louisiana for eight weeks ([link removed]) through forgivable loans if they retain or rehire laid-off workers.
* Community Development Block Grants (or CDBGs) will allow Louisiana leaders to rehabilitate and expand affordable housing and additional social programs.
While this is amazing news, there are still ways you can help — specifically when it comes to the needs of our healthcare workers and first responders. Our city needs masks, gloves, and other safety equipment to keep our healthcare workers safe while they are on the front lines and helping the sick.
You can donate new and unused medical masks, gowns, and gloves to Supplies for Saints: facebook.com/suppliesforsaints. Our healthcare heroes will be very grateful!
It's too soon to say if the curve is flattening here in New Orleans, but with the help of our federal leaders, and your help with social distancing and sheltering in place — we'll hopefully recover much sooner than expected.
Let's keep the faith, and if you can, please visit our website today and support our efforts so we can continue to keep our city informed, supported, and safe.
Thank you so much for doing your part,
Action New Orleans
Our mailing address is:
Action New Orleans PAC
400 Poydras St Ste 900
New Orleans, LA 70130-3738
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