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2015 BCOAG New Orleans Mission

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2015 BCOAG New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) Mission

 

WHAT:          In November 2007, a team of officers from the Black Commissioned Officers Advisory Group (BCOAG) completed an outreach mission in New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) to help rebuild areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Isaac. New Orleans was one of the hardest hit regions along the Gulf Coast - especially in the Lower Ninth Ward, an area which suffered tremendous damage and where some of the city’s poorest residents live.  Since November 2007, BCOAG has made an annual commitment to continue outreach missions to serve the New Orleans community.

 

WHERE:       New Orleans, Louisiana and may include activities in the surrounding areas within Louisiana.

 

WHEN:         Monday, September 7, 2015 – Saturday, September 12, 2015

 

WHY:             To serve and enrich the New Orleans community through community service activities and increase awareness of the USPHS with area colleges and universities through informational sessions.

 

DETAILS:     Officers will be responsible for their own travel and lodging. The Planning

Team will provide flight and lodging information, but all volunteers are responsible for any financial costs and for making their own travel arrangements. Proposed activities include community service, health education, and informational sessions at various area colleges, universities and may also include some social events for volunteers.

 

All USPHS officers are welcome to participate in the NOLA mission, including families and friends. If you are interested in the NOLA mission, please let us know of your interest in this mission opportunity! Officers may additionally volunteer to help with planning of the NOLA mission activities even if they are not able to attend.

 

 

For more information about the BCOAG NOLA Mission or to volunteer, please do not hesitate to contact: LCDR David Wright, ybq2@cdc.gov or LT Yandace Brown, Yandace.Brown@hq.dhs.gov