The New Orleans 1st Service Platoon is focused on supporting the revitalization and empowerment of the Lower Ninth Ward community in an operation dubbed Operation Restore Lower 9th.
The Lower Ninth Ward suffered some of the worst flooding in the greater New Orleans area. As one of the city’s poorer outlying neighborhoods, government help, services and national media attention have not been focused on this neighborhood. Due to the lack of housing, schools, critical infrastructure and job opportunities, few residents have returned to their community.
The NOLA 1st Platoon will support local nonprofits and community leaders invested in revitalizing and empowering the Lower Ninth community to support and sustain the growth of this neighborhood. By expanding and advancing community impact, increasing access to affordable, healthy foods and developing safe, educational and environmental spaces, NOLA 1st Platoon will address the long-standing barriers that have made this community stagnate to recovery and restoration.
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