A great example is Lilli Geltman a Pennsylvania high school student who – entirely on her own – organized and held a fundraiser for Levees.org as an ‘application’ for her Senior Class Project.
In addition to raising awareness about the metro New Orleans levee failures, Miss Lilli Geltman and her friends had a grand time and raised $300.00!
“My mother and I made red beans and rice, Momma Reus’ Voodoo Brew and ordered pralines from Aunt Sally’s in the French Quarter,” wrote Ms. Geltman in a letter she included with her check. “My high school jazz band also performed jazz music, inspired by New Orleans, and the entire night was a success!”
Lilli told me her goal was to show her classmates ‘another place’ and to ‘share the culture and preserve a great place.’
This story is inspirational and a great example of how each of us – in our own unique way – has the power to help metro New Orleans recover.
At this writing I spoke to Lilli’s aunt who lives in New Orleans who told me she presented her class project just two days ago and it went well!