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For Immediate Release: May 20, 2022              Media Contact: Jeff Schiffman

Greater New Orleans Foundation Announces Major Grant to Community Lighthouse Project For Solar Power Neighborhood Resiliency Hubs

The award is the Foundation’s largest single grant from its disaster response & restoration fund and will build commercial-scale solar power and back-up battery capacity across the region.

NEW ORLEANS - On Tuesday, May 24, the Greater New Orleans Foundation (Foundation) will announce a major grant to the Community Lighthouse Project, an initiative of Together New Orleans (TNO) and will be the lead investor and partner in getting the project off the ground. The gift is the Foundation’s largest single grant from its Disaster Response and Recovery fund and will create a community-wide network of resilience hubs, each powered by commercial-scale solar systems with back-up battery capacity, that will be able to assess need and provide assistance to surrounding neighborhoods during power outages.

WHO:       Neil Bernard, Founding Partner, New Wine Christian Fellowship
                 Matthew Candler, Electricity Reform Team co-chair, Together New                       Orleans
                 Andy Kopplin, President & CEO, Greater New Orleans Foundation
                 Pierre Moses, President, 127 Energy
                 Hon. Jaclyn Hotard, Parish President, St. John the Baptist

WHAT:     Press conference announcing Greater New Orleans Foundation                         Major Grant to Community Lighthouse Project      

WHERE:  New Wine Christian Fellowship
                 1929 W Airline Highway, Laplace LA 70068
                 (approximately 40 minutes drive from Downtown New Orleans)

WHEN:    Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. 
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