Whether it’s Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill or more recently the Coronavirus Pandemic, the people of Louisiana has always relied on each other to remain resilient when faced with tragedy. This is a community that firmly believes that help in the community, is the backbone of everything it does in the toughest of times. WGNO-TV is proud to be partnered with incredible community partners who believe community is everything. Below are examples of our partnerships. If you have any questions on how to get involved, please feel free to reach out to Jeff Funk at (504) 569-0909.
(Video) Help The Community: Feeding South Louisiana
In conjuntion with community partners Second Harvest Food Bank and Langenstein’s, WGNO-TV is collecting food items in the month of May for those who desperately need them. Please donate food items at drop off bins at any of the Langenstein’s locations. Items high in demand include canned fruits and vegetables, grits, oatmeal, peanut butter, chili, soups, pasta, rice, toiletries and beans. You can also donate at the register by adding money to your bill which will go directly to Second Harvest.
(Video) Help The Community: Save the Music Louisiana
WGNO-TV is helping local musicians with our “New Orleans Music Playlist, Save the Music Louisiana” programming.
The Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund was created by the Foundation to support Louisiana musicians whose livelihoods have been adversely impacted by COVID-19. Click here to donate to the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund.
Watch our first Save the Music Louisiana special below:
Help The Community: Jamie Galloway Crawfish Boil & Block Party
WGNO-TV’s News with a Twist is proud to be a sponsor of the Annual Jamie Galloway Crawfish Boil & Block Party.
Each year, Dave Jordan hosts a crawfish boil and all-out block party fundraiser to celebrate the life of beloved musician and chef, Jamie Galloway, to benefit the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic. Click here for more information on the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic.
Help The Community: Coats for Kids
WGNO-TV’s Coats for Kids is our annual coat drive that collects coats for those who need them most — children.
Since its inception over 25 years ago, Coats for Kids has donated over 72,000 coats to area children in need. Thanks for your support in making Coats for Kids a successful Southeast Louisiana tradition year after year.
Helping out is easy. Drop off a new or lightly-used coat at partner locations. We’ll take it from there, providing pick-up, cleaning and delivery to our distribution centers. Thanks to our community partners Blaze Express Courier Service and Russell’s Cleaning Services for their continued support each year.
Read all about Coats for Kids below: