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New City Web Sites Seek Funding for New Orleans/Gulf Coast Recovery

By Ed Somers
October 3, 2005

Two new web sites and relief funds have been created to help raise donations for the recovery effort in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast area:

Bring New Orleans Back

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has established the "The Bring New Orleans Back Fund" which "is the only non-profit fund exclusively dedicated to the restoration of the City of New Orleans." Donations can be made by going to Mayor Nagin's Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Kenya Smith participated in the Conference of Mayors Fall Leadership Meeting and encouraged mayors to help direct funds to this effort.

Mayors on a Mission

Mobile Mayor Mike Dow has created the "Mayors on a Mission" campaign to help cities in the Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coast area recover from Hurricane Katrina. By going to, cities and individuals can find information on how to contribute cash and goods. The U.S. Conference of Mayors is working closely with Mayor Dow on this effort.