NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Recirculating Farms Coalition hosted over 150 volunteers at its community garden, Growing Local NOLA, for the "K10 Day of Service" – an event planned by the City of New Orleans to highlight the progress made in rebuilding during the past 10 years after Hurricane Katrina.
"We were just overwhelmed by all the people offering to volunteer, they were so enthusiastic!" said Marianne Cufone, Executive Director of the Recirculating Farms Coalition.
Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Much of the city was badly damaged by flooding when levees broke. Homes, property and businesses were entirely destroyed and much of the population was forced to leave.
"While we still have many things to address from the storm, today was an amazing display of the commitment people who live in New Orleans have to supporting and maintaining the many resources that have developed post-Katrina," Cufone said.
Volunteers picked up trash, painted, raked, mulched, and did other garden chores from 8:30am – 12:30pm. For photos and information – see: http://www.recirculatingfarms.org.
Media contacts: Marianne Cufone – 813-785-8386 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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