For centuries, New Orleans has been a city of neighborhoods. And even as the Greater New Orleans area itself has a cadence, time here moves on a scale according to relationships between neighbors: The people who stop and ask you ‘how’s your mama and them?’, the people who watch your bike when you go out of town, the people who invite you over for a crawfish boil just because it’s Tuesday and they haven’t seen you in a few days - the people who respond to every gripe you have with “I know that’s right, baaaby!”
The traditions of New Orleans rely on gathering over food and drink just because, on greeting our neighbors from porches and sidewalks alike, and on sharing the communal spaces and emotions that connect us like so many musicians, dock workers, chefs, public transit operators, concierges, artists, day laborers and tour guides that all want each other to succeed.
The GNO Caring Collective is non-hierarchical, volunteer run, neighborhood out, mutual aid group built on what New Orleans is built on: neighborhoods and community.
Originally founded during the Covid19 crisis to address community care and support across the New Orleans metro area, the GNO Caring Collective continues to offer food, supply, laundry delivery, and other valuable resources for NOLA residents. Volunteers also help connect people to other programs that are available.
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The GNOCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexuality, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veterans status, military obligations, and marital status.
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