New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region were still recovering from Hurricane Katrina five years ago when the BP oil spill further devastated its communities. Next week, events are being held across the country to help fishing families find a new, more sustainable future by providing an educational program for their children.
In Hawaii, CitizenGulf Hawaii will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 25 at Oceans808 at Restaurant Row. Starting at 6 p.m., there will be special New Orleans themed drink specials and pupus. You can eat, drink, dance and cruise to jazz, blues, and Creole tunes, all for a good cause.
Tickets are $20, plus Eventbrite fees, and funds raised will go to the CitizenGulf National Day of Action initiative. Specifically, the nationwide fundraiser will benefit Catholic Charities of New Orleans. The organization has already provided emergency assistance to 23,800 people, distributing $587,247 in food vouchers and about 391,086 pounds of food.
Buy your tickets online. Can’t make it? You can still make a donation toward the cause. And corporate sponsorships are also welcome.
Hat tip to Kelly Mitchell, who is spearheading the local effort!