Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice

New Name, New Project, New Orleans

04/03/2012
Staff Writer

Disaster relief experts know the story. In the wake of a catastrophe like 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, a stricken city or town will be deluged with money, aid and attention that recedes all too soon when public sympathy weakens or is drawn elsewhere. Of course, there are exceptions.

Like movie star Brad Pitt, whose Make It Right nonprofit is rebuilding the city’s devastated Ninth Ward, a New York-based Jewish organization also has made a commitment to the Crescent City’s recovery.

A Bend the Arc loan will help transform this derelict structure into a high-quality health clinic.
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